[lahy-nair-ee-uh, li-] /laɪˈnɛər i ə, lɪ-/
any of various plants belonging to the genus Linaria, of the figwort family, especially of the cultivated species, as L. maroccana or L. aeruginea, having slender clusters of spurred flowers in a variety of colors.
[lahy-nuh-rahyt, li-nahr-ahyt] /ˈlaɪ nəˌraɪt, lɪˈnɑr aɪt/ noun 1. a mineral, a complex basic sulfate of lead and copper, having a deep-blue color resembling that of azurite.
- Lin Biao
[lin byou] /ˈlɪn ˈbyaʊ/ noun 1. 1907–71, Chinese marshal and Communist leader: defense minister 1959–71; leader of abortive coup 1971. /ˈlɪn ˈbjaʊ/ noun 1. See Lin Piao
1. A Burroughs/Unisys 4GL designed in New Zealand. 2. Laboratory Instrument Computer. (1999-03-29)
n. early 14c., lins, from Old English lynis “linchpin,” from Proto-Germanic *luniso (cf. Old Saxon lunisa, Middle Dutch lunse, Dutch luns, German Lünse).