Lamb's lettuce
Lamb Lamb, n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The young of the sheep. [1913 Webster]

2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb. [1913 Webster]

3. A simple, unsophisticated person; in the cant of the Stock Exchange, one who ignorantly speculates and is victimized. [1913 Webster]

{Lamb of God}, {The Lamb} (Script.), the Jesus Christ, in allusion to the paschal lamb. [1913 Webster]

The twelve apostles of the Lamb. --Rev. xxi. 14. [1913 Webster]

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. --John i. 29.

{Lamb's lettuce} (Bot.), an annual plant with small obovate leaves ({Valerianella olitoria}), often used as a salad; corn salad. [Written also {lamb lettuce}.]

{Lamb's tongue}, a carpenter's plane with a deep narrow bit, for making curved grooves. --Knight.

{Lamb's wool}. (a) The wool of a lamb. (b) Ale mixed with the pulp of roasted apples; -- probably from the resemblance of the pulp of roasted apples to lamb's wool. [Obs.] --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lamb's lettuce — Lettuce Let tuce (l[e^]t t[i^]s), n. [OE. letuce, prob. through Old French from some Late Latin derivative of L. lactuca lettuce, which, according to Varro, is fr. lac, lactis, milk, on account of the milky white juice which flows from it when it …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamb's lettuce — noun widely cultivated as a salad crop and pot herb; often a weed • Syn: ↑common corn salad, ↑Valerianella olitoria, ↑Valerianella locusta • Hypernyms: ↑corn salad * * * ˈlamb s lettuce 7 [lamb s lettuce …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's lettuce — Corn Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamb's-lettuce — salotinė sultenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Valerijoninių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Valerianella locusta), paplitęs Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje, pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Valerianella locusta angl. cornsalad; European… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lamb's-lettuce — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun (plural lamb s lettuces) : corn salad …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's lettuce — noun Date: 1597 corn salad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lamb's lettuce. — See corn salad. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamb's lettuce — noun a small blue flowered herbaceous plant, used in salad. [Valerianella locusta.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • lamb's lettuce. — See corn salad. [1590 1600] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamb's tongue — Lamb Lamb, n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The young of the sheep. [1913 Webster] 2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb. [1913 Webster] 3. A simple, unsophisticated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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