from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A leguminous plant (Lens culinaris) native to southwest Asia, having flat pods containing lens-shaped, edible seeds.
- n. The round, flattened seed of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several plants of the genus Lens, especially Lens culinaris, from southwest Asia, that have edible, lens-shaped seeds within flattened pods.
- n. The seed of these plants, used as food.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The annual leguminous plant Lens esculenta, or its seeds.
- n. plural Freckles; lentigo.
- n. In apparatus for rectifying alcohol, one of the lentil-shaped bulbs (of which there are generally two, but may be more) placed in the condenser between the coil and the pipe leading from the column of the still. See still and rectification.
- n. A body or mass having the general form of a double-convex lens; a lenticular body or mass; a lenticle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
- n. the fruit or seed of a lentil plant
- n. round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food
Their lentil is actually really flavorful and delicious (hard to believe, I know), and the Butternut Squash and Apple is so fragrant it makes my coworkers jealous.
Rasam is a thin lentil soup, and an integral part of traditional meals in many parts of Southern India.
The most popular M lentil is moong, often used in its sprouted avatar.
Because of this the name lentil was given to them.
The staple across the country is rice and various kinds of lentil, which is locally known as dal and fish.
The lentil is a variety of the bean tribe, but in England is not used as human food, although considered the best of all kinds for pigeons.
The Lentil Soup is rich with vitamins and fiber from the vegetables and the lentil is a rich source of protein and fiber too.
But one retailer, Weber, has had to launch "experience centers" where customers attend "License to Grill" sessions to learn how to use the gas-powered contraptions to grill Indian staples such as lentil patties, pineapples and idlis, basically fermented rice cakes that are traditionally steamed.
Within four days, a single 'lentil' produces ten shoots.
We use it along with Toor dal a kind of lentil along with tomatoes ,green chillies a lil bit of tamarind paste.