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lard Tweet Definition of lard Like Definition of lard on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) fat from a pig; bacon, pork
  2. fat from the abdomen of a pig, especially as prepared for use in cooking or pharmacy
verb
  1. (context, cookery) to stuff (meat) with bacon or pork before cooking
  2. to smear with fat or lard
  3. to garnish or strew, especially with reference to words or phrases in speech and writing
lasagna Tweet Definition of lasagna Like Definition of lasagna on Facebook
noun , plurallasagnasorlasagne
  1. flat sheet of pasta
  2. an Italian baked dish comprising layers of (1) with (usually) bolognese and bechamel sauce
latke Tweet Definition of latke Like Definition of latke on Facebook
noun
  1. A pancake fry, fried in oil, usually made from potatoes and sometimes onions.
Her favorite Chanukah memories were of eating latkes and sour cream while her mother gossiped with the aunts and cousins.
leaven Tweet Definition of leaven Like Definition of leaven on Facebook
noun
  1. Any agent used to make dough rise or to have a similar effect on baked goods.
verb
  1. (transitive) To add a leavening agent.
  2. (transitive) To cause to rise by fermentation.
lekvar Tweet Definition of lekvar Like Definition of lekvar on Facebook
noun (plural: lekvars)
  1. a sweet spread made from apricots or prunes.
liaison Tweet Definition of liaison Like Definition of liaison on Facebook
noun
  1. communication, Communication between two parties or groups.
  2. Co-operation, working together.
  3. A relayer of information between two forces in an army or during war.
  4. A tryst, romantic meeting.
  5. (figurative) An illicit sexual relationship or affair.
limeade Tweet Definition of limeade Like Definition of limeade on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; plurallimeades)
  1. (uncountable) A citrus drink made from water, sugar, and the juice of limes.
  2. (countable) A glass of this drink.
linguine Tweet Definition of linguine Like Definition of linguine on Facebook
nounlinquine
  1. ribbon, Ribbons of pasta, cut from a sheet, not as wide as tagliatelle.
link Tweet Definition of link Like Definition of link on Facebook
noun
  1. A connection between places, persons, events, or things.
The mayor's assistant serves as the to the media.
  1. One element of a chain.
The third of the silver chain needs to be resoldered.
The weakest .
  1. (computing) The connection between busses or systems.
A by-N- is composed of N lanes.
  1. (obsolete) A torch used to light dark streets.
verb
  1. (transitive): To connect two or more things.
liver sausage Tweet Definition of liver sausage Like Definition of liver sausage on Facebook
noun
  1. Spreadable sausage made with liver.
liverwurst Tweet Definition of liverwurst Like Definition of liverwurst on Facebook
noun
  1. liver sausage
loaf Tweet Definition of loaf Like Definition of loaf on Facebook
noun (loa, ves)
  1. (also loaf of bread) A block of bread after bake, baking.
  2. Any solid block of food, such as meat.
  3. (Cockney rhyming slang) Shortened from "loaf of bread", the head (mainly in the phrase use one's loaf).
  4. A solid block of soap, from which standard bars are cut.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To do nothing, to be idle.
about, around
lobscouse Tweet Definition of lobscouse Like Definition of lobscouse on Facebook
noun
  1. (nautical) A dish of meat stewed with vegetables and ship biscuit.
lobster thermidor Tweet Definition of lobster thermidor Like Definition of lobster thermidor on Facebook
noun
  1. A creamy, cheese, cheesy mixture of cooked lobster meat, egg yolks, and brandy or sherry, stuffed into a lobster shell, and optionally served with an oven-browned cheese crust.
lo mein Tweet Definition of lo mein Like Definition of lo mein on Facebook
noun
  1. a chinese dish consisting of soft noodles stir fry, stir fried with vegetables and meat in sauce
lox Tweet Definition of lox Like Definition of lox on Facebook
noun
  1. smoked salmon
luau Tweet Definition of luau Like Definition of luau on Facebook
noun
  1. An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment named for the kalo (taro) tops traditionally served at such events.

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