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lamellibranch Tweet Definition of lamellibranch Like Definition of lamellibranch on Facebook
noun
  1. any marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk, of the class Lamellibranchia; includes the clams, scallops and oysters
lancelet Tweet Definition of lancelet Like Definition of lancelet on Facebook
noun
  1. any of a group of primitive marine animals, of subphylum Cephalochordata, having a notochord instead of a backbone
lappet Tweet Definition of lappet Like Definition of lappet on Facebook
noun
  1. A small decorative fold or flap, especially of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
leech Tweet Definition of leech Like Definition of leech on Facebook
noun
  1. An aquatic blood-sucking annelid of class Hirudinea, especially Hirudo medicinalis.
  2. A person who derives profit from others, in a parasitic fashion.
  3. (obsolete) A physician.
verb (leech, es)
  1. To apply a medicinally.
  2. To drain the resources of, without giving back.
Bert leeched hundreds of files from the BBS, but never uploaded anything in return.
limpet Tweet Definition of limpet Like Definition of limpet on Facebook
noun
  1. A small mollusc, of the family Patellidae with a conical shell found clinging to rocks in the intertidal zones of rocky shores.
lob Tweet Definition of lob Like Definition of lob on Facebook
noun
  1. (ball sports) A pass or stroke which arches high into the air.
The guard launched a desperate over the outstretched arms of the defender.
verb (lobs, lobbing, lobbed)
  1. To throw or hit a ball into the air in a high arch.
The guard lobbed a pass just over the defender.
The tennis player lobbed the ball, which was a costly mistake.
lobster Tweet Definition of lobster Like Definition of lobster on Facebook
noun
  1. A crustacean of the Nephrodidae family, normally red in colour, with claws, which is used as an expensive seafood.
  2. (historical) A soldier or officer of the imperial British Army (due to their red or scarlet uniform).
Lug Tweet Definition of Lug Like Definition of Lug on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, Lugh)

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