Lenten color
Lenten Lent"en, a. [From OE. lenten lent. See {Lent}, n. ] 1. Of or pertaining to the fast called Lent; used in, or suitable to, Lent; as, the Lenten season. [1913 Webster]

She quenched her fury at the flood, And with a Lenten salad cooled her blood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Spare; meager; plain; somber; unostentatious; not abundant or showy. ``Lenten entertainment.'' `` Lenten answer.'' --Shak. `` Lenten suit.'' --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

{Lenten color}, black or violet. --F. G. Lee. [1913 Webster]


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