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Definition of "lentil" []

  • A leguminous plant (Lens culinaris) native to southwest Asia, having flat pods containing lens-shaped, edible seeds. (noun)
  • The round, flattened seed of this plant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lentil" in a sentence
  • "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."