Webster's Dictionary, 1913
L'envoi or L'en`voy"
[ French le
the + envoi
a sending. See Envoy
.] 1. One or more detached verses at the end of a literary composition, serving to convey the moral, or to address the poem to a particular person; -- orig. employed in old French poetry. Shak. 2. A conclusion; a result. Massinger.
Lenten (lĕnt"'n) noun Lent. [ Obsolete] Piers Plowman.
[ From Middle English lenten
lent. See Lent
] 1. Of or pertaining to the fast called Lent; used in, or suitable to, Lent; as, the Lenten season.
She quenched her fury at the flood, Dryden. 2. Spare; meager; plain; somber; unostentatious; not abundant or showy.
And with a Lenten salad cooled her blood.
entertainment." " Lenten
suit." Beau. & Fl. Lenten color
, black or violet. F. G. Lee.
Lententide (-tīd`) noun The season of Lenten or Lent.
[ French lenticelle
, dim. from Latin lens
, a lentil. Confer Lentil
.] (Botany) (a) One of the small, oval, rounded spots upon the stem or branch of a plant, from which the underlying tissues may protrude or roots may issue, either in the air, or more commonly when the stem or branch is covered with water or earth. (b) A small, lens-shaped gland on the under side of some leaves.
Lenticellate (lĕn`tĭ*sĕl"lat) adjective (Botany) Producing lenticels; dotted with lenticels.
Lenticelle (lĕn`tĭ*sĕl") noun [ French] (Botany) Lenticel.
(- lȧz), Latin Lenticulæ
(-lē). [ Latin See Lenticel
.] 1. (Medicine) A kind of eruption upon the skin; lentigo; freckle. 2. (Opt.) A lens of small size. 3. (Botany) A lenticel.
[ Latin lenticularis
: confer French lenticulaire
. See Lenticel
.] Resembling a lentil in size or form; having the form of a double-convex lens.
Lenticularly adverb In the manner of a lens; with a curve.
Lentiform (lĕn"tĭ*fôrm) adjective [ Latin lens , lentis , lentil + - form : confer French lentiforme .] Lenticular.
[ See Lentiginous
.] (Botany) Bearing numerous dots resembling freckles.
[ Latin lentiginosus
. See Lentigo
.] Of or pertaining to lentigo; freckly; scurfy; furfuraceous.
Lentigo (lĕn*tī"go) noun [ Latin , from lens , lentis , lentil.] (Medicine) A freckly eruption on the skin; freckles.
[ French lentille
, from Latin lenticula
, dim. of lens
, lentil. Confer Lens
.] (Botany) 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.
» The lentil
of the Scriptures probably included several other vetchlike plants. Lentil shell (Zoology)
, a small bivalve shell of the genus Ervillia , family Tellinidæ .
[ Latin lentiscus
: confer French lentisque
.] (Botany) A tree; the mastic. See Mastic .
[ Latin lentitudo
, from lentus
slow: confer Old French lentitude
. See Lent
] Slowness; sluggishness.
Lento (lan"to; E. lĕn"to) adjective & adverb [ Italian ] (Mus.) Slow; in slow time; slowly; -- rarely written lente .
Lentoid (lĕn"toid) adjective [ Lens + -oid .] Having the form of a lens; lens- shaped.
[ Latin , from lentus
pliant, tough, slow. See Lent
] 1. Tenacity; viscidity, as of fluids. 2. Slowness; delay; sluggishness. Arbuthnot.
[ Latin lentus
. See Lentor
.] Viscid; viscous; tenacious.
Spawn of a lentous and transparent body. Sir T. Browne.
[ Latin See Lion
.] (Astron.) 1. The Lion, the fifth sign of the zodiac, marked thus [ &Leo;] in almanacs. 2. A northern constellation east of Cancer, containing the bright star Regulus at the end of the handle of the Sickle. Leo Minor
, a small constellation between Leo and the Great Bear.
Leod (lē"ŏd) noun [ Anglo-Saxon leód people, nation, man, chief; akin to Old Saxon liud , Old High German liut , plural liuti , German leute , plural, from Anglo-Saxon leódan to grow, akin to Goth. liudan , Old Saxon liodan , OHG . liotan to grow; confer Sanskrit ruh . √123.] People; a nation; a man. [ Obsolete] Piers Plowman. Bp. Gibson.
Leon (lē"ŏn) noun A lion. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
(lē"ŏnst) adjective (Her.) See Lionced .
Leonese (lē`o*nēz" or - nēs") adjective Of or pertaining to Leon, in Spain. -- noun sing. & plural A native or natives of Leon.
[ From Leo
: confer French léonides
, plural] (Astron.) One of the shooting stars which constitute the star shower that recurs near the fourteenth of November at intervals of about thirty-three years; -- so called because these shooting stars appear on the heavens to move in lines directed from the constellation Leo.
[ Latin leoninus
, from leo
, lion: confer French léonin
. See Lion
.] Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the lion; as, a leonine look; leonine rapacity.
, adverb Leonine verse
, a kind of verse, in which the end of the line rhymes with the middle; -- so named from Leo , or Leoninus , a Benedictine and canon of Paris in the twelfth century, who wrote largely in this measure, though he was not the inventor. The following line is an example:
Gloria factorum temere conceditur horum .
[ Greek le`wn
, lion + 'odoy`s
, tooth. Confer Lion's- tooth
.] (Botany) A genus of liguliflorous composite plants, including the fall dandelion ( Latin autumnale ), and formerly the true dandelion; -- called also lion's tooth .
[ Middle English leopart
, Old French leopard
, French léopard
, Latin leopardus
, from Greek leo`pardos
lion + pa`rdos
pard. See Lion
, and Pard
.] (Zoology) A large, savage, carnivorous mammal ( Felis leopardus ). It is of a yellow or fawn color, with rings or roselike clusters of black spots along the back and sides. It is found in Southern Asia and Africa. By some the panther ( Felis pardus ) is regarded as a variety of leopard. Hunting leopard
. See Cheetah .
-- Leopard cat (Zoology) any one of several species or varieties of small, spotted cats found in Africa, Southern Asia, and the East Indies; esp., Felis Bengalensis .
-- Leopard marmot
. See Gopher , 2.
Leopard's bane (lĕp"ẽrdz bān`). (Botany) A name of several harmless plants, as Arnica montana , Senecio Doronicum , and Paris quadrifolia .
(lĕp), obsolete strong imperfect
. Leaped. Chaucer.
[ Latin lepas
, limpet, Greek lepa`s
.] (Zoology) Same as Lepadoid .
Lepadoid (-ȧ*doid) noun [ Lepas + -oid .] (Zoology) A stalked barnacle of the genus Lepas, or family Lepadidæ ; a goose barnacle. Also used adjectively.
Lepal (lĕp" a l) noun [ Greek lepi`s a scale: confer French lépale .] (Botany) A sterile transformed stamen.
[ Latin , a limpet, from Greek lepa`s
.] (Zoology) Any one of various species of Lepas , a genus of pedunculated barnacles found attached to floating timber, bottoms of ships, Gulf weed, etc.; -- called also goose barnacle . See Barnacle .
Leper (lĕp"ẽr) noun [ Middle English lepre leprosy, French lèpre , Latin leprae , lepra , from Greek le`pra , from lepro`s scaly, from le`pos scale, le`pein to peel.] A person affected with leprosy.
Lepered (-ẽrd) adjective Affected or tainted with leprosy.
Leperize (lĕp"ẽr*īz) transitive verb To affect with leprosy.
Leperous (-ẽr*ŭs) adjective Leprous; infectious; corrupting; poisonous. "The leperous distillment." Shak.
[ Latin lepidus
.] Pleasant; jocose.
The joyous and lepid consul. Sydney Smith.
Lepidine (lĕp"ĭ*dĭn or *dēn) noun (Chemistry) An organic base, C 9 H 6 .N.CH 3 , metameric with quinaldine, and obtained by the distillation of cinchonine.
Lepidodendrid (lĕp`ĭ*do*dĕn"drĭd) noun (Paleon.) One of an extinct family of trees allied to the modern club mosses, and including Lepidodendron and its allies.
Lepidodendroid (-droid) adjective (Paleon.) Allied to, or resembling, Lepidodendron. -- noun A lepidodendrid.
Lepidodendron (-drŏn) noun [ New Latin , from Greek lepi`s -i`dos , a scale + de`ndron tree.] (Paleon.) A genus of fossil trees of the Devonian and Carboniferous ages, having the exterior marked with scars, mostly in quincunx order, produced by the separation of the leafstalks.
Lepidoganoid (lĕp`ĭ*do*gā"noid or -găn"oid) noun [ Greek lepi`s -i`dos , a scale + English ganoid .] (Zoology) Any one of a division ( Lepidoganoidei ) of ganoid fishes, including those that have scales forming a coat of mail. Also used adjectively.
(le*pĭd"o*līt; 277) noun
[ Greek lepi`s -i`dos
, a scale + -lite
: confer French lépidolithe
.] (Min.) A species of mica, of a lilac or rose-violet color, containing lithia. It usually occurs in masses consisting of small scales. See Mica .
[ Greek lepi`s -i`dos
, a scale + me`las
, black.] (Min.) An iron-potash mica, of a raven-black color, usually found in granitic rocks in small six-sided tables, or as an aggregation of minute opaque scales. See Mica .
Lepidopter (lĕp`ĭ*dŏp"tẽr) noun [ Confer French lépidoptère .] (Zoology) One of the Lepidoptera.
Lepidoptera (-dŏp"te*rȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek lepi`s - i`dos , a scale + ptero`n a feather, wing.] (Zoology) An order of insects, which includes the butterflies and moths. They have broad wings, covered with minute overlapping scales, usually brightly colored. » They have a tubular proboscis, or haustellum, formed by the two slender maxillæ. The labial palpi are usually large, and the proboscis, when not in use, can be coiled up spirally between them. The mandibles are rudimentary. The larvæ, called caterpillars , are often brightly colored, and they commonly feed on leaves. The adults feed chiefly on the honey of flowers.