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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Add red lentils and cook for a further 10 minutes until they are tender but still retain their shape.
▪ A handful of poxy tents sold greasy lentil pilaf to the worst kind of industry lackey.
▪ Add lentils, thyme, and bay leaf.
▪ Add the lentils, broth, tomatoes and their juice, water, bay leaf, black pepper and salt.
▪ Cover with lightly salted water to cover lentils by 1 inch.
▪ Further away in commercialisation terms, work on lentils at Reading University suggests that following wheat crops would have lower N requirements.
▪ Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
▪ Serve the salmon on the lentils and sprinkle over the fresh chervil or dill and pink peppercorns.
▪ Simmer for 25-60 minutes, depending on the quality and freshness of the lentils, until tender but not too soft.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Lentil \Len"til\ (l[e^]n"t[i^]l), n. [F. lentille, fr. L. lenticula, dim. of lens, lentis, lentil. Cf. Lens.] (Bot.) A leguminous plant of the genus Ervum ( Ervum Lens), of small size, common in the fields in Europe. Also, its seed, which is used for food on the continent.

Note: The lentil of the Scriptures probably included several other vetchlike plants.

Lentil shell (Zo["o]l.), a small bivalve shell of the genus Ervillia, family Tellinid[ae].

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


n. 1 Any of several plants of the genus ''Lens'', especially ''Lens culinaris'', from southwest Asia, that have edible, lens-shaped seeds within flattened pods. 2 The seed of these plants, used as food.

  1. n. round flat seed of the lentil plant

  2. the fruit or seed of a lentil plant

  3. widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder [syn: lentil plant, Lens culinaris]


The lentil (Lens culinaris) is an edible pulse. It is a bushy annual plant of the legume family, known for its lens-shaped seeds. It is about tall, and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each.

Usage examples of "lentil".

My favorites are the little green and brown pea, lentil, and adzuki sprouts.

Drop in for a seasonal menu, which features hearty winter rib-grippers such as veal osso bucco with creamy roast garlic mushroom polenta and braised greens or somewhat lighter warm-weather fare such as cumin-crusted ahi tuna with beluga lentils, roasted vegetables, and red wine sauce.

In a medium-size bowl, mix lentils, garlic, cilantro, and chives together.

And, provided with a lentil, he lighted a fire of dead wood that crackled joyously.

The colored boxes contained dehydrated potatoes and wheat pilaf, precooked peas, lentils, rice mix.

Servants marched out course after course of food and wine: thick soups filled with onions and lentils, roasted quail wings in jellied orange sauce, salads made of a tumble of flower petals, breads rich in cinnamon and baked with raisins, fruits of every variety sculpted in shapes to delight, smoked duck curried with spices that burned the tongue, and finally velvety smooth chocolates accented with sips of port wine.

Tonight when Lizzy cleaned up the dishes, she managed to spill lentil soup on the floor, smeared a thick gob of it across her shirt, and had even flipped some into her hair.

Basmati rice, lentils, green salad, okra, nan bread, tandoori chicken.

Tired of biscuits and jerky, especially since she did not care for meat, Wynn had purchased dried lentils, barley, onions, and carrots, as well as late pears and smoke-dried fish.

But the following night Wynn hung the cauldron from the iron hook and made an herbed lentil soup for supper.

In deference to Maxwell and Juliana, the cuisine was vegetarian: tofu, lentils, capellini with meatless marinara sauce.

Under its leaves, which resembled those of the trefoil, there were dried sporules as large as a lentil, and these sporules, when crushed between two stones, made a sort of flour.

I used to take a small amount of the welfare money every week, and tried to make an evening meal every night, potatoes, lentils, and you could get cheap, squashy tomatoes.

Giant lentils on spindly legs alternated with vast stripy cylinders poised on metal scaffolds.

The unsearched panniers remained full of jumbled odds and ends and the Light knew what, but those she and Aviendha had emptied now bulged with coarse sacks of flour and salt, beans and lentils.