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 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-tongue — vilnotoji notra statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Stachys byzantina), paplitęs Kaukaze ir Turkijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Stachys byzantina angl. lamb s ears; lamb s tails; lamb s tongue; woolly betony… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lamb's-tongue — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural lamb s tongues) 1. a. : hoary plantain 1 b. : lamb s quarters 1 c. : an American dogtooth violet …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's tongue — /ˈlæmz tʌŋ/ (say lamz tung) noun 1. a perennial weed, Plantago lanceolata, native to Europe and Asia, having a strong taproot and lanceolate leaves; rib grass. 2. → lamb s ear …   Australian English dictionary

  • lamb's tongue — Archit. a molding having a deep, symmetrical profile ending in a narrow edge, as in a sash bar. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamb's tongue — Archit. a molding having a deep, symmetrical profile ending in a narrow edge, as in a sash bar. [1570 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lamb's wool — 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

  • lamb's ears — noun plural but singular in construction : a perennial hedge nettle (Stachys olympica) densely covered with whitish silky wool called also woolly hedge nettle * * * pl. lamb s ears. a hardy Middle Eastern plant, Stachys byzantina, of the mint… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's-ears — vilnotoji notra statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Stachys byzantina), paplitęs Kaukaze ir Turkijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Stachys byzantina angl. lamb s ears; lamb s tails; lamb s tongue; woolly betony… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lamb's-tails — vilnotoji notra statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Stachys byzantina), paplitęs Kaukaze ir Turkijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Stachys byzantina angl. lamb s ears; lamb s tails; lamb s tongue; woolly betony… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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