lentil

Definitions of lentil
  1. noun
    widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder
    synonyms: Lens culinaris, lentil plant
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    type of:
    legume, leguminous plant
    an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
  2. noun
    the fruit or seed of a lentil plant
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    type of:
    legume
    the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
  3. noun
    round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food
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    type of:
    legume
    the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)
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