[len-til, -tl] /ˈlɛn tɪl, -tl/
a plant, Lens culinaris, of the legume family, having flattened, biconvex seeds used as food.
the seed itself.
a small annual leguminous plant, Lens culinaris, of the Mediterranean region and W Asia, having edible brownish convex seeds
any of the seeds of this plant, which are cooked and eaten as a vegetable, in soups, etc
mid-13c., from Old French lentille “lentil,” also “freckle,” from Latin lenticula, diminutive of Latin lens (genitive lentis) “lentil,” cognate with Greek lathyros, German linse, Old Church Slavonic lęšta.
(Heb. ‘adashim), a species of vetch (Gen. 25:34; 2 Sam. 23:11), common in Syria under the name addas. The red pottage made by Jacob was of lentils (Gen. 25:29-34). They were among the provisions brought to David when he fled from Absalom (2 Sam. 17:28). It is the Ervum lens of Linnaeus, a leguminous plant […]
[len-tisk] /ˈlɛn tɪsk/ noun 1. (def 1).
[len-tis-uh-moh; Italian len-tees-see-maw] /lɛnˈtɪs əˌmoʊ; Italian lɛnˈtis siˌmɔ/ Music. adjective 1. very slow. adverb 2. very slowly. /lɛnˈtɪsɪˌməʊ/ adjective, adverb 1. (music) to be played very slowly
[len-tuh-vahy-ruh s] /ˈlɛn təˌvaɪ rəs/ noun, plural lentiviruses. 1. any of the genus Lentivirus, of the retrovirus family, causing brain disease in sheep and other animals. /ˈlɛntɪˌvaɪrəs/ noun 1. any of a group of slowly acting viruses that includes the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS lentivirus len·ti·vi·rus (lěn’tə-vī’rəs) n. See slow virus.