a twining leguminous plant, Dolichos lablab (or Lablab niger), of tropical Africa but widely cultivated
the edible pod or bean of this plant
[lah boh-em; French la baw-em] /ˌlɑ boʊˈɛm; French la bɔˈɛm/ noun 1. an opera (1896) by Giacomo Puccini.
n. “belly,” 1943, American English slang, probably from dialectal pronunciation of Italian la pancia “the belly,” from Latin pantex (genitive panticis) “belly” (see paunch). noun The belly; gut, kishkes: She let him have it right in the labonza [1950s+; probably fr Italian pancia, ”paunch,” with attached article and dialectal pronunciation]
noun 1. a socialist association, formed in Hamburg in 1923, uniting the Second International and the Vienna International. Compare (def 6).
[lah-boh-rah-re est oh-rah-re; English lab-uh-rair-ee est uh-rair-ee] /ˌlɑ boʊˈrɑ rɛ ɛst oʊˈrɑ rɛ; English ˌlæb əˈrɛər i ɛst əˈrɛər i/ Latin. 1. to work is to pray.