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Definition of "lote" [lote]

  • A large tree (Celtis australis), found in the south of Europe. It has a hard wood, and bears a cherrylike fruit. Called also nettle tree. (noun)
  • The European burbot. (noun)
  • To lurk; to lie hid. (verb-intransitive)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "lote" in a sentence
  • "Marmots, glacier fleas (spring-tails, not true fleas), admirable trout, and burbot (the fresh-water cod, called "lote" in French), outrageous wood-gnats, which English people call by a Portuguese name as soon as they are on the Continent, and singing birds (usually one is too late in the season to hear them) were our zoological accompaniment."
  • "Nor are the commentators agreed whether they were cut out of a kind of lote-tree in paradise called al Sedra, or whether they were chrysolites, emeralds, rubies or common stone. 1 But they say that they were each ten or twelve cubits long; for they suppose that not only the ten commandments but the whole law was written thereon: and some add that the letters were cut quite through the tables, so that they might be read on both sides2-which is a fable of the Jews."
  • "a large size in the Lake of Geneva (where I have seen it netted) is the burbot -- called "lote" in French -- a true cod of fresh-water habit which, though common throughout Europe and Northern Asia, is, in our country, only taken in a few rivers opening on the east coast."