(botany)(of flowers such as the snapdragon) having the corolla divided into two liplike parts
(botany) of, or belonging to the mint family Labiatae.
Any tree of genus Laburnum, which have bright yellow flowers and are poisonous.
A genus of coniferous trees (Larix sp.), having deciduous leaves, in fascicles (see Illust. of Fascicle).
A tall robust flowering plant with many purple, purplish-blue flowers.
noun (latices, pl2=latexes)
The milky sap of several trees that coagulates on exposure to air; used to make rubber.
An emulsion of rubber in water, used in adhesives and the like.
Made from latex.
(Botany): Belonging to, or resembling, a natural order (Lauraceae) of trees and shrubs having aromatic bark and foliage, and including the laurel, sassafras, cinnamon tree, true camphor tree, etc.
An evergreen shrub, of the genus Laurus (L. nobilis), having aromatic leaves of a lanceolate shape, with clusters of small, yellowish white flowers in their axils; -- called also sweet bay. The fruit is a purple berry. It is found about the Mediterranean, and was early used by the ancient Greeks to crown the victor in the games of Apollo. At a later period, academic honors were indicated by a crown of laurel, with the fruit. The leaves and tree yield an aromatic oil, used to flavor the bay water of commerce.
Note: The name is extended to other plants which in some respect resemble the true laurel.
A crown of laurel; hence, honor; distinction; fame; -- especially in the plural; as, to win laurels.
An English gold coin made in 1619, and so called because the king's head on it was crowned with laurel
any of a group of European plants of the mint family.
(colour) a pale purple color, colour, like that of the lavender flower.
A vegetable (Allium ampeloprasum var. porrum) of the same family as the onion, having a bulb and long leaves and with a milder flavour than the onion.
The fruit or seed of leguminous plants (as peas or beans) used for food; a vegetable used for food.
Any of a large family (Leguminosae syn. Fabaceae) of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, and trees having fruits that are legumes or loments, bearing nodules on the roots that contain nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and including important food and forage plants (as peas, beans, or clovers).
Pod dehiscent into two pieces or valves, and having the seed attached at one suture, as that of the pea.
of the Leguminosae family of peas, beans etc
resembling a legume
noun (countable and uncountable; plurallemons)
A brown citrus fruit.
A semitropical evergreen tree that bears lemons.
(slang) A defective or inadequate item.
He didn"t realise until he"d paid for it that the car was a .
(context, Cockney rhyming slang, shortened from "lemon flavour") favour, favor.
A thousand quid for that motor? Do me a , I could get it for half that.
(uncountable, color) The pale yellow colour/color of lemons.
(botany) of the Liliaceae family that contains the lily, tulip and hyacinth
(given name, female) derived from the flower and also seen as a variant of Lillian; used since the nineteenth century and currently returning to favor.
lily of the valley
A flowering plant, Convallaria majalis, with richly fragrant pendant bells.
noun (plurallily pads)
The round leaf of a water lily, which floats on the surface of the water.
Another name for the butter bean.
(poetic) any gluey or adhesive substance; something which traps or captures someone
(mineralogy) A white alkaline substance, calcium oxide, obtained from limestone; quicklime
1952: Lime, which is the product of the burning of chalk or limestone, might be bought ready burnt, or it could be burnt in kilns specially constructed in the neighbourhood of the building operations. — L.F. Salzman, Building in England, page 149.
A dry white powder (calcium hydroxide).
verb (lim, ing)
(transitive) To treat with calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide (lime).
Containing lime or lime juice.
any of various deciduous trees, of the genus Tilia, having heart-shaped leaves
the soft wood of such trees
(obsolete) made of lime-wood
Any of various marine food fish, of the genus Molva, resembling the cod.
Any of various varieties of heather or broom.
The seed of the flax plant, which yields linseed oil
alternative spelling of lychee
A bryophyte with a leafy stem or leafless thallus characterized by a dominant gametophyte stage and a lack of stomata on the sporophyte stage of the life cycle.
A genus of flowering plants in the Lobeliaceae family containing many species, some of which are garden plants.
Any of several plants indigenous to the western United States, are toxic to cattle and the symptoms of poisoning include nervous problems. From the Spanish loco meaning mad or insane and weed.
A type of grasshopper in the family Acrididae that flies in swarms and is very destructive to crops and other vegetation.
A hybrid berry, Rubus loganobaccus, produced by crossing a raspberry with a blackberry.
The fruit of the Japanese medlar (Photinia japonica). It is as large as a small plum, but grows in clusters, and contains four or five large seeds.
The tree which bears loquat fruit
A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo
A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria
A number of other plants bearing "lotus" in their scientific or common names
An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples
a perennial Mediterranean herb, with green flowers.
A canton of Switzerland.
A city in Switzerland, the capital of the canton of Lucerne.
Belonging to the genus Lupinus of leguminous herbs, some poisonous.