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L "L" ([e^]l), n. 1. An extension at right angles to the length of a main building, giving to the ground plan a form resembling the letter L; sometimes less properly applied More…
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L "L" ([e^]l). 1. L is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or liquid. Its form and value are from the Greek, More…
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L "L", a. 1. Having the general shape of the (capital) letter L; as, an L beam, or L-beam. 2. Elevated; - a symbol for {el.} as an abbreviation of elevated in elevated More…
L AEgyptiaca
Luffa "Luf"fa", n. [NL., fr. Ar. l[=u]fah.] (Bot.) (a) A small genus of tropical cucurbitaceous plants having white flowers, the staminate borne in racemes, and large More…
L agilis
Lacerta "La*cer"ta", n. [L. a lizard. See .] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of lizards. See . Note: Formerly it included nearly all the known lizards. It is now restricted More…
L alba
Henna "Hen"na", n. [Ar. hinn[=a] alcanna (). Cf. , , .] 1. (Bot.) A thorny tree or shrub of the genus ({L. alba}). The fragrant white More…
L albus
Lupine "Lu"pine", n. [L. lupinus, lupinum, apparently fr. lupinus belonging to a wolf, fr. lupus a wolf; perh. so called because it was supposed to exhaust the soil: cf. F. More…
L albus
Lupinine "Lu"pin*ine", n. (Chem.) An alkaloid found in several species of lupine (, {L. albus}, etc.), and extracted as a bitter crystalline substance.
L albus
Ptarmigan "Ptar"mi*gan", n. [Gael. tarmachan; cf. Ir. tarmochan, tarmonach.] (Zo["o]l.) Any grouse of the genus , of which numerous species are known. The feet are More…
L Americana
Larch "Larch", n. [Cf. OE. larege (Cotgrave), It. larice, Sp. larice, alerce, G. l["a]rche; all fr. L. larix, -icis, Gr. (?).] (Bot.) A genus of coniferous trees, having More…
L Americanus
Hare "Hare", n. [AS. hara; akin to D. haas, G. hase, OHG. haso, Dan. [ae] Sw. hare, Icel. h?ri, Skr. ?a?a. ?.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A rodent of the genus , having long hind More…
L amplexicaule
Henbit "Hen"bit`", n. (Bot.) A weed of the genus ({L. amplexicaule}) with deeply crenate leaves.
L antennata
Pinion "Pin"ion", n. (Zo["o]l.) A moth of the genus , as {L. antennata}, whose larva bores large holes in young peaches and apples.
L argala
Marabou "Mar`a*bou"", n. [F.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A large stork of the genus (formerly ), esp. the African species ({L. crumenifer}), which furnishes plumes worn as More…
L arvense
Gromwell "Grom"well", n. [Called also gromel, grommel, graymill, and gray millet, all prob. fr. F. gr?mil, cf. W. cromandi.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus ({L. arvense}), More…
L atricilla
Gull "Gull", n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. Corn. gullan, W. gwylan.] (Zo["o]l.) One of many species of long-winged sea birds of the genus and allied genera. Note: Among the More…
L auratum
Lily "Lil"y" (l[i^]l"[y^]), n.; pl. (-[i^]z). [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei`rion. Cf. .] 1. (Bot.) A plant and flower of the genus , endogenous bulbous plants, More…
L auritus
Sunfish "Sun"fish`", n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A very large oceanic plectognath fish (, , or ) having a broad body and a More…
L autumnale
Leontodon "Le*on"to*don" (l[-e]*[o^]n"t[-o]*d[o^]n), n. [Gr. le`wn, le`ontos, lion + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, tooth. Cf. {Lion's-tooth}, .] (Bot.) A genus of liguliflorous More…
L borealis
Shrike "Shrike", n. [Akin to Icel. skr[=i]kja a shrieker, the shrike, and E. shriek; cf. AS. scr[=i]c a thrush. See , v. i.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of More…
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