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leathery
adjective Date: circa 1552 resembling, characteristic of, or suggestive of leather
leave
I. verb (left; leaving) Etymology: Middle English leven, from Old English lǣfan; akin to Old High German verleiben to leave, Old English belīfan to be left over, and perhaps ...
leave alone
phrasal to refrain from bothering, disturbing, or using
leave of absence
Date: 1756 1. permission to be absent from duty or employment 2. leave 1b
leave off
verb Date: 14th century stop, cease
leave-taking
noun Date: 14th century departure, farewell
leaved
adjective Date: 13th century having leaves — usually used in combination
leaven
I. noun Etymology: Middle English levain, from Anglo-French levein, from Vulgar Latin *levamen, from Latin levare to raise — more at lever Date: 14th century 1. a. a ...
leavening
noun Date: circa 1626 a leavening agent ; leaven
Leavenworth
geographical name city NE Kansas on Missouri River NW of Kansas City population 35,420
leaver
noun see leave I
leaves
plural of leaf
leavings
noun plural Date: 14th century remnants, residue
Leavis
biographical name Frank Raymond 1895-1978 English critic • Leavisian adjective • Leavisite adjective
Leavisian
adjective see Leavis
Leavisite
adjective see Leavis
Leawood
geographical name city E Kansas S of Kansas City population 27,656
Leb
abbreviation Lebanese; Lebanon
Lebanese
adjective or noun see Lebanon
Lebanon
geographical name 1. city SE central Pennsylvania E of Harrisburg population 24,461 2. country SW Asia bordering on the Mediterranean; a republic since 1944, formerly ...
Lebanon Mountains
or ancient Libanus geographical name mountains Lebanon running parallel to coast W of Bekaa Valley
lebensraum
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: German, from Leben living, life + Raum space Date: 1905 1. territory believed especially by Nazis to be necessary for national ...
Lebenswelt
foreign term Etymology: German life world ; world of lived experience
Lebrun
I. biographical name Albert 1871-1950 French statesman; president of France (1932-40) II. biographical name Mme. Vigée- — see vigee-lebrun
Lecce
geographical name commune SE Italy in Puglia population 100,233
Lecco
geographical name commune N Italy in Lombardy on SE arm ( Lake Lecco) of Lake Como population 45,859
Lech
geographical name river Austria & Germany flowing from Vorarlberg N into the Danube
lech
I. noun Date: circa 1830 1. letch, lust 2. lecher II. intransitive verb Date: 1911 lust
lecher
noun Etymology: Middle English lechour, from Anglo-French lechur, from lecher to lick, live in debauchery, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German leckōn to lick — more ...
lecherous
adjective Date: 14th century given to or suggestive of lechery • lecherously adverb • lecherousness noun
lecherously
adverb see lecherous
lecherousness
noun see lecherous
lechery
noun Date: 13th century inordinate indulgence in sexual activity ; lasciviousness
lechwe
noun (plural lechwe or lechwes) Etymology: probably from Sesotho lets'a Date: 1857 an antelope (Kobus leche) that inhabits wetlands of southern Africa; also a related ...
lecithin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek lekithos yolk of an egg Date: 1861 any of several waxy hygroscopic phospholipids that are widely distributed ...
lecithinase
noun Date: 1910 phospholipase
Lecky
biographical name William Edward Hartpole 1838-1903 Irish historian
Leconte de Lisle
biographical name Charles-Marie 1818-1894 originally Leconte French poet
lectern
noun Etymology: Middle English lettorne, from Anglo-French leitrun, from Medieval Latin lectrinum, from Late Latin lectrum, from Latin legere to read — more at legend Date: ...
lectin
noun Etymology: Latin lectus (past participle of legere to pick, select) + 1-in — more at legend Date: 1954 any of a group of proteins especially of plants that are not ...
lection
noun Etymology: Late Latin lection-, lectio, from Latin, act of reading — more at lesson Date: 1608 1. a liturgical reading for a particular day 2. [New Latin lection-, ...
lectionary
noun (plural -aries) Date: 1780 a book or list of lections for the church year
lector
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, reader of the lessons in a church service, from Latin, reader, from legere Date: 14th century a person who assists at a ...
lectotype
noun Etymology: Greek lektos chosen (from legein to gather, choose) + English type — more at legend Date: circa 1905 a specimen chosen as the type of a species or ...
lecture
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, act of reading, from Late Latin lectura, from Latin lectus, past participle of legere Date: 15th century 1. a discourse given before an ...
lecturer
noun see lecture II
lectureship
noun see lecture I
led
past and past participle of lead
LED
noun Etymology: light-emitting diode Date: 1968 a semiconductor diode that emits light when a voltage is applied to it and that is used in an electronic display (as for a ...
Leda
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Lēda Date: circa 1527 the mother of Clytemnestra and Castor by her husband Tyndareus and of Helen and Pollux by Zeus who comes to her in ...
Ledbetter
biographical name Huddie 1888-1949 Leadbelly American blues singer
Lederberg
biographical name Joshua 1925- American geneticist
lederhosen
noun plural Etymology: German, from Middle High German lederhose, from leder leather + hose trousers Date: 1936 leather shorts often with suspenders worn especially in Bavaria
Lederman
biographical name Leon Max 1922- American physicist
ledge
noun Etymology: Middle English legge bar of a gate Date: 1535 1. a raised or projecting edge or molding intended to protect or check 2. an underwater ridge or reef ...
ledger
noun Etymology: Middle English lygger, leger large breviary, beam, probably from leyen, leggen to lay Date: 1588 1. a book containing accounts to which debits and credits are ...
ledger line
also leger line noun Date: 1700 a short line added above or below a musical staff to extend its range
ledgy
adjective see ledge
Ledo
geographical name town NE India in NE Assam
Lee
I. biographical name Ann 1736-1784 American (English-born) Shaker II. biographical name Charles 1731-1782 American (English-born) general III. biographical name David ...
lee
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hlēo; perhaps akin to Old High German lāo lukewarm, Latin calēre to be warm Date: before 12th century 1. protecting ...
lee shore
noun Date: circa 1580 a shore lying off a ship's leeward side and constituting a severe danger in storm
Lee's Birthday
noun Etymology: Robert E. Lee Date: 1910 January 19 or the third Monday in January observed as a legal holiday in many southern states
Lee's Summit
geographical name city W Missouri SE of Kansas City population 70,700
leeboard
noun Date: 1691 either of the wood or metal planes attached outside the hull of a sailboat to prevent leeway
leech
I. noun Etymology: Middle English leche, from Old English lǣce; akin to Old High German lāhhi physician Date: before 12th century 1. archaic physician, surgeon 2. [from ...
leechlike
adjective see leech I
Leeds
geographical name city N England in West Yorkshire population 674,400
leek
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lēac; akin to Old High German louh leek Date: before 12th century a biennial garden herb (Allium ampeloprasum porrum) of the ...
leer
I. intransitive verb Etymology: probably from obsolete leer cheek Date: 1530 to cast a sidelong glance; especially to give a leer • leeringly adverb II. noun Date: 1598 ...
leeringly
adverb see leer I
leery
also leary adjective Date: 1896 suspicious, wary — often used with of
lees
noun plural Etymology: Middle English lie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin lia Date: 14th century the sediment of a liquor (as wine) during fermentation and aging ; ...
Leesburg
geographical name town N Virginia near Maryland border population 28,311
Leeuwarden
geographical name commune N Netherlands capital of Friesland population 86,405
Leeuwenhoek
biographical name Antoni van 1632-1723 Dutch naturalist
leeward
I. noun Date: 1549 the lee side II. adjective Date: 1630 being in or facing the direction toward which the wind is blowing; also being the side opposite the windward
Leeward Islands
geographical name 1. island chain central Pacific extending 1250 miles (2012 kilometers) WNW from main islands of the Hawaiian group; includes Nihoa, Necker, Laysan, Midway, & ...
leeway
noun Date: 1669 1. a. off-course lateral movement of a ship when under way b. the angle between the heading and the track of an airplane 2. an allowable margin of ...
Lefebvre
biographical name François-Joseph 1755-1820 Duc de Dantzig French general; marshal of France
left
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, weak; akin to Middle Low German lucht left; from the left hand's being the weaker in most individuals Date: 13th ...
left brain
noun Date: 1976 the left cerebral hemisphere of the human brain especially when viewed in terms of its predominant thought processes (as analytic and logical thinking) • ...
left field
noun Date: 1857 1. the position of the player defending left field 2. the part of the baseball outfield to the left looking out from the plate 3. a. a state or position ...
left fielder
noun see left field
left shoulder arms
noun Etymology: from the command left shoulder arms! Date: circa 1918 a position in the manual of arms in which the butt of the rifle is held in the left hand with the barrel ...
left wing
noun Date: 1884 1. the leftist division of a group (as a political party) 2. left 4a • left-wing adjective • left-winger noun
left-bank
adjective Usage: often capitalized L&B Date: 1929 of, relating to, situated in, or characteristic of the bohemian district of Paris on the left bank of the Seine River
left-brained
adjective see left brain
left-hand
adjective Date: 1567 1. situated on the left 2. left-handed
left-handed
adjective Date: 14th century 1. using the left hand habitually or more easily than the right; also swinging from left to right 2. relating to, designed for, or done with ...
left-handedly
adverb see left-handed
left-handedness
noun see left-handed
left-hander
noun Date: 1881 a left-handed person
left-wing
adjective see left wing
left-winger
noun see left wing
leftish
adjective Date: 1934 showing leftist tendencies or a moderately leftist character
leftism
noun Date: 1920 1. the principles and views of the left; also the movement embodying these principles 2. advocacy of or adherence to the doctrines of the left • leftist ...
leftist
noun or adjective see leftism
leftmost
noun see left II
leftover
I. noun Date: 1891 1. something that remains unused or unconsumed; especially leftover food served at a later meal — usually used in plural 2. an anachronistic survival ...
leftward
adjective or adverb Date: 15th century being at, toward, or to the left
lefty
noun (plural lefties) Date: 1886 1. left-hander 2. an advocate of leftism • lefty adjective
leg
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse leggr Date: 14th century 1. a limb of an animal used especially for supporting the body and for walking: as a. (1) ...
leg out
transitive verb Date: 1965 to make (as a base hit) by fast running
leg up
noun Date: 1837 1. a helping hand ; boost 2. head start
leg warmer
noun Date: 1974 a usually knitted covering for the leg
leg-o'-mutton
adjective see leg-of-mutton
leg-of-mutton
or leg-o'-mutton adjective Date: 1840 having the approximately triangular shape or outline of a leg of mutton
leg-pull
noun Etymology: from the phrase to pull one's leg Date: 1915 a humorous deception or hoax
legacy
I. noun (plural -cies) Etymology: Middle English legacie office of a legate, bequest, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French, office of a legate, from Medieval Latin ...
legal
I. adjective Etymology: Anglo-French, from Latin legalis, from leg-, lex law Date: circa 1500 1. of or relating to law 2. a. deriving authority from or founded on law ; ...
legal age
noun Date: 1762 the age at which a person enters into full adult legal rights and responsibilities (as of making contracts or wills)
legal aid
noun Date: 1890 aid provided by an organization established especially to serve the legal needs of the poor
legal eagle
noun Date: 1942 lawyer
legal holiday
noun Date: 1867 a holiday established by legal authority and marked by restrictions on work and transaction of official business
legal pad
noun Date: 1967 a writing tablet of ruled yellow paper that is usually 8.5 by 14 inches (about 22 by 36 centimeters)
legal reserve
noun Date: circa 1902 the minimum amount of bank deposits or life insurance company assets required by law to be kept as reserves
legal tender
noun Date: 1739 money that is legally valid for the payment of debts and that must be accepted for that purpose when offered
legalese
noun Date: 1914 the specialized language of the legal profession
legalise
British variant of legalize
legalism
noun Date: 1928 1. strict, literal, or excessive conformity to the law or to a religious or moral code 2. a legal term or rule
legalist
noun Date: 1646 1. an advocate or adherent of moral legalism 2. one that views things from a legal standpoint; especially one that places primary emphasis on legal ...
legalistic
adjective see legalist
legalistically
adverb see legalist
legality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 15th century 1. attachment to or observance of law 2. the quality or state of being legal ; lawfulness 3. plural obligations imposed by law
legalization
noun see legalize
legalize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: circa 1716 to make legal; especially to give legal validity or sanction to • legalization noun • legalizer noun
legalizer
noun see legalize
legally
adverb see legal I
legate
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French legat, from Latin legatus deputy, emissary, from past participle of legare to depute, send as ...
legatee
noun Date: circa 1688 one to whom a legacy is bequeathed or a devise is given
legateship
noun see legate I
legatine
adjective Date: 1611 of, headed by, or enacted under the authority of a legate
legation
noun Date: 14th century 1. the sending forth of a legate 2. a body of deputies sent on a mission; specifically a diplomatic mission in a foreign country headed by a ...
legato
I. adverb or adjective Etymology: Italian, literally, tied Date: 1801 in a manner that is smooth and connected (as between successive tones) — used especially as a ...
legator
noun see legate II
legend
noun Etymology: Middle English legende, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French legende, from Medieval Latin legenda, from Latin, feminine of legendus, gerundive of ...
legendarily
adverb see legendary
legendary
adjective Date: circa 1587 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of legend or a legend 2. well-known, famous Synonyms: see fictitious • legendarily adverb
Legendre
biographical name Adrien-Marie 1752-1833 French mathematician
legendry
noun Date: 1849 a body of legends
Léger
I. biographical name Alexis Saint-Léger 1887-1975 pseudonym Saint John Perse French diplomat & poet II. biographical name Fernand 1881-1955 French painter
leger line
variant of ledger line
legerdemain
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French leger de main light of hand Date: 15th century 1. sleight of hand 2. a display of skill or adroitness
legerity
noun Etymology: Middle French legereté, from Old French, lightness, from leger light, from Vulgar Latin *leviarius, from Latin levis — more at light Date: 1561 alert ...
leges
plural of lex
legged
adjective Date: 15th century having a leg or legs especially of a specified kind or number — often used in combination
leggin
noun see legging
legginess
noun see leggy
legging
or leggin noun Date: 1751 a covering (as of leather or cloth) for the leg — usually used in plural; also tights
leggy
adjective (leggier; -est) Date: 1787 1. having disproportionately long legs 2. having long and attractive legs 3. spindly — used of a plant • legginess noun
leghold trap
noun Date: 1973 a jawed usually steel trap that is used to hold a wild mammal and operates by springing closed and clamping onto the leg of the animal that steps on it
leghorn
noun Etymology: Leghorn, Italy Date: 1740 1. a. a fine plaited straw made from an Italian wheat b. a hat of this straw 2. any of a Mediterranean breed of small ...
Leghorn
or Italian Livorno geographical name commune & port central Italy in Tuscany on Tyrrhenian Sea population 171,346
legibility
noun see legible
legible
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin legibilis, from Latin legere to read Date: 14th century 1. capable of being read or deciphered ; plain 2. capable of ...
legibly
adverb see legible
legion
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin legion-, legio, from legere to gather — more at legend Date: 13th century 1. the principal unit of the ...
Legion of Honor
Date: 1827 a French order conferred as a reward for civil or military merit
Legion of Merit
Date: 1943 a United States military decoration awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services
legionary
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English legyonary, from Latin legionarius, from legion-, legio Date: 15th century of, relating to, or constituting a legion II. noun (plural ...
legionnaire
noun Etymology: French légionnaire, from Latin legionarius Date: 1818 a member of a legion
Legionnaire's disease
noun see Legionnaires' disease
Legionnaires' disease
also Legionnaire's disease noun Etymology: from its first recognized occurrence at an American Legion convention in 1976 Date: 1976 a lobar pneumonia caused by a bacterium ...
legis
abbreviation legislation; legislative; legislature
legislate
verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: back-formation from legislator Date: 1805 intransitive verb to perform the function of legislation; specifically to make or enact laws ...
legislation
noun Date: 1644 1. the action of legislating; specifically the exercise of the power and function of making rules (as laws) that have the force of authority by virtue of ...
legislative
I. adjective Date: 1640 1. a. having the power or performing the function of legislating b. belonging to the branch of government that is charged with such powers as ...
legislative assembly
noun Usage: often capitalized L&A Date: 1817 1. a bicameral legislature (as in an American state) 2. the lower house of a bicameral legislature 3. a unicameral ...
legislative council
noun Usage: often capitalized L&C Date: 1787 1. a permanent committee chosen from both houses that meets between sessions of a state legislature to study state problems and ...
legislatively
adverb see legislative I
legislatorial
adjective see legislator
legislatorship
noun see legislator
legislature
noun Date: 1654 a body of persons having the power to legislate; specifically an organized body having the authority to make laws for a political unit
legist
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French legiste, from Medieval Latin legista, from Latin leg-, lex Date: 15th century a specialist in law; especially one learned ...
legit
adjective Date: 1908 slang legitimate
legitimacy
noun Date: 1691 the quality or state of being legitimate
legitimate
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English legitimat, from Medieval Latin legitimatus, past participle of legitimare to legitimate, from Latin legitimus legitimate, from leg-, lex ...
legitimately
adverb see legitimate I
legitimation
noun see legitimate II
legitimatize
transitive verb (-tized; -tizing) Date: 1791 legitimate
legitimator
noun see legitimate II
legitimise
British variant of legitimize
legitimism
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1877 adherence to the principles of political legitimacy or to a person claiming legitimacy • legitimist noun, often capitalized • ...
legitimist
I. noun see legitimism II. adjective see legitimism
legitimization
noun see legitimize
legitimize
transitive verb (-mized; -mizing) Date: 1848 to make legitimate ; legitimate • legitimization noun • legitimizer noun
legitimizer
noun see legitimize
legless
adjective see leg I
legman
noun Date: 1923 1. a reporter assigned usually to gather information 2. an assistant who performs various subordinate tasks (as gathering information or running errands)
Legnica
geographical name city SW Poland population 104,196
legroom
noun Date: 1926 space in which to extend the legs while seated
Leguía y Salcedo
biographical name Augusto Bernardino 1863-1932 Peruvian banker; president of Peru (1908-12; 1919-30)
legume
noun Etymology: French légume, from Latin legumin-, legumen leguminous plant, from legere to gather — more at legend Date: 1676 1. a. the fruit or seed of plants of the ...
leguminous
adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, resembling, or consisting of legumes (as peas) 2. of or relating to the legume family
legwork
noun Date: 1891 active physical work (as in gathering information) that forms the basis of more creative or mentally exacting work (as writing a book)
Leh
geographical name town India in E Kashmir on the Indus capital of Ladakh
Lehár
biographical name Franz 1870-1948 Hungarian composer
Lehigh
geographical name river 100 miles (161 kilometers) E Pennsylvania flowing SW & SE into Delaware River
Lehman
biographical name Herbert Henry 1878-1963 American banker & politician
Lehman Caves
geographical name limestone caverns E Nevada on E slope of Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park
Lehmann
biographical name Lotte 1888-1976 German soprano
Lehn
biographical name Jean-Marie 1939- French chemist
lehua
noun Etymology: Hawaiian Date: 1888 a common very showy chiefly Polynesian tree (Metrosideros collinus) of the myrtle family having bright red flowers and a hard wood; also ...
lei
I. noun Etymology: Hawaiian Date: 1843 a wreath or necklace usually of flowers or leaves II. plural of leu
Lei-chou
geographical name see Leizhou
Leibniz
biographical name Gottfried Wilhelm 1646-1716 German philosopher & mathematician • Leibnizian adjective
Leibnizian
adjective see Leibniz
Leibovitz
biographical name Annie 1949- American photographer
Leicester
I. noun Etymology: Leicester, county in England Date: 1798 1. an individual of a breed of white-faced long wool sheep having a massive body and heavy fleece that was ...
Leicestershire
or Leicester geographical name county central England capital Leicester area 1021 square miles (2644 square kilometers), population 860,500
Leics
abbreviation Leicestershire
Leiden
or Leyden geographical name city W Netherlands in South Holland on a branch of the lower Rhine population 112,976
Leie
geographical name — see Lys
Leif Eriksson
or Ericsson biographical name flourished 1000 son of Erik the Red Norwegian explorer
Leighton
biographical name Frederick 1830-1896 Baron Leighton of Stretton English painter
Leine
geographical name river 119 miles (192 kilometers) central Germany
Leinsdorf
biographical name Erich 1912-1993 American (Austrian-born) conductor
Leinster
geographical name province E Ireland area 7581 square miles (19,635 square kilometers), population 1,382,560
Leipzig
geographical name city E Germany in Saxony population 503,191
Leiria
geographical name town W central Portugal SSW of Coimbra population 101,325
leishmania
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Sir W. B. Leishman died 1926 British medical officer Date: 1914 any of a genus (Leishmania) of flagellate protozoans that are parasitic in the ...
leishmanial
adjective see leishmania
leishmaniasis
noun (plural leishmaniases) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1912 infection with or disease caused by leishmanias
leister
noun Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse ljōstr leister Date: circa 1534 a spear armed with three or more barbed prongs for catching fish
leisure
noun Etymology: Middle English leiser, from Anglo-French leisir, from leisir to be permitted, from Latin licēre Date: 14th century 1. freedom provided by the cessation of ...
leisure suit
noun Date: 1975 a suit consisting of a shirt jacket and matching trousers for informal wear
leisured
adjective Date: 1631 having leisure ; leisurely
leisureliness
noun see leisurely II
leisurely
I. adverb Date: 15th century without haste ; deliberately II. adjective Date: 1604 characterized by leisure ; unhurried • leisureliness noun
Leith
geographical name port section of Edinburgh, Scotland, on Firth of Forth
Leitha
geographical name river 112 miles (180 kilometers) E Austria & NW Hungary flowing SE into the Raba
leitmotif
also leitmotiv noun Etymology: German Leitmotiv, from leiten to lead + Motiv motive Date: circa 1876 1. an associated melodic phrase or figure that accompanies the ...
leitmotiv
noun see leitmotif
Leitrim
geographical name county NW Ireland in Connacht capital Carrick on Shannon area 589 square miles (1531 square kilometers), population 25,301
Leix
geographical name — see Laoighis
Leixões
geographical name town NW Portugal on the Atlantic; port for Porto
Leizhou
or Lei-chou or Luichow geographical name peninsula SE China in Guangdong between South China Sea & Gulf of Tonkin
Lejeune
biographical name John Archer 1867-1942 American marine-corps general
Lek
geographical name river 40 miles (64 kilometers) Netherlands flowing W into the Atlantic; the N branch of the lower Rhine
lek
I. noun Etymology: Swedish, short for lekställe mating ground, from lek mating, sport + ställe place Date: 1871 an assembly area where animals (as the prairie chicken) ...
lekvar
noun Etymology: Hungarian lekvár jam Date: circa 1958 a prune butter used as a pastry filling
Leland
biographical name John 1506?-1552 English antiquarian
Lely
biographical name Sir Peter 1618-1680 originally Pieter Van der Faes British (Westphalian-born) painter
Lelystad
geographical name commune central Netherlands capital of Flevoland
LEM
abbreviation lunar excursion module; lunar module
Lemaître
I. biographical name (François-Élie) Jules 1853-1914 French writer II. biographical name (Abbé) Georges Henri 1894-1966 Belgian astrophysicist
leman
noun Etymology: Middle English lefman, leman, from lef lief Date: 13th century archaic sweetheart, lover; especially mistress
Leman, Lake
geographical name — see geneva (Lake)
Lemberg
geographical name — see L'viv
lemma
I. noun (plural lemmas or lemmata) Etymology: Latin, from Greek lēmma thing taken, assumption, from lambanein to take — more at latch Date: 1570 1. an auxiliary ...
lemming
noun Etymology: Norwegian Date: 1713 any of various small short-tailed furry-footed rodents (as genera Lemmus and Dicrostonyx) of circumpolar distribution that are notable ...
lemminglike
adjective see lemming
lemniscal
adjective see lemniscus
lemniscate
noun Etymology: New Latin lemniscata, from feminine of Latin lemniscatus with hanging ribbons, from lemniscus Date: circa 1781 a figure-eight shaped curve whose equation in ...
lemniscus
noun (plural lemnisci) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, ribbon, from Greek lēmniskos Date: circa 1905 a band of fibers and especially nerve fibers • lemniscal adjective
Lemnos
or Modern Greek Límnos geographical name island Greece in the Aegean ESE of Chalcidice Peninsula; chief town Kástron area 177 square miles (458 square kilometers)
lemon
I. noun Etymology: Middle English lymon, from Middle French limon, from Medieval Latin limon-, limo, from Arabic laymūn, līmūn, from Persian līmū, līmun Date: 15th ...
lemon balm
noun Date: 1864 a bushy perennial European mint (Melissa officinalis) often cultivated for its lemon-scented leaves; also its leaves
lemon curd
noun Date: 1895 a custard made with lemon juice, butter, sugar, and eggs and used as a spread or filling
Lemon Grove
geographical name city S California E of San Diego population 24,918
lemon law
noun Date: 1981 a law offering car buyers relief (as by repair, replacement, or refund) for defects detected during a specified period after purchase
lemon shark
noun Date: 1942 a medium-sized requiem shark (Negaprion brevirostris) of warm waters that is yellowish brown to gray above with yellow or greenish sides
lemon sole
noun Date: 1876 any of several flatfishes and especially flounders: as a. a bottom-dwelling flounder (Microstomus kitt) of the northeastern Atlantic that is an important ...

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