I. noun Etymology: Middle English lavour, from Anglo-French lavour, lavere, from Medieval Latin lavatorium Date: 1535 a large basin used for ceremonial ablutions in the ancient Jewish Tabernacle and Temple worship II. noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, a water plant Date: 1611 any of several common red algae (genus Porphyra) with fronds used especially for stewing or pickling — compare nori

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  • laver — [ lave ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 980; lat. lavare I ♦ 1 ♦ Nettoyer avec un liquide, notamment avec de l eau. ⇒ décrasser , décrotter, dégraisser, 2. détacher, nettoyer, savonner. Laver avec une brosse, une éponge; avec du savon, de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • laver — LAVER. v.a. Nettoyer avec de l eau ou quelque autre chose de liquide. Laver du linge. laver la lessive. se laver le visage. se laver les mains. un bassin à laver les mains. se laver les pieds. se laver la bouche. laver une playe avec du vin. la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Laver — con tostada. El laver, también conocido a veces como slake,[1] es un alga comestible con un alto contenido en sales minerales, especialmente yodo e hierro. Se usa para elaborar …   Wikipedia Español

  • laver — Laver, et nettoyer, Abluere, Colluere, Eluere, Baptizare, Lauare, Subluere. Fort laver, Proluere, Perluere, Elauare. Laver ses mains ce temps pendant que quelque chose se fait, Manus interluere. Baille moy à laver, Cedo aquam manibus. Bud ex… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Laver — might refer to one of the following: *Laver (seaweed), an edible seaweed *Laver, a basin for ceremonial ablution *Laver, a river in North Yorkshire *High Laver a village in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England See also *Arnold Laver,… …   Wikipedia

  • Laver — La ver (l[=a] v[ e]r), n. The fronds of certain marine alg[ae] used as food, and for making a sauce called laver sauce. Green laver is the {Ulva latissima}; purple laver, {Porphyra laciniata} and {Porphyra vulgaris}. It is prepared by stewing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laver — (also purple laver) ► NOUN ▪ an edible seaweed with thin reddish purple and green sheet like fronds. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • Laver — Lav er, n. [From {Lave} to wash.] One who laves; a washer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laver — Lav er (l[=a] v[ e]r), n. [OE. lavour, F. lavoir, L. lavatorium a washing place. See {Lavatory}.] 1. A vessel for washing; a large basin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Script. Hist.) (a) A large brazen vessel placed in the court of the Jewish tabernacle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laver — Laver, ein drei Stunden langes Hochthal im bündischen Unter Engadin in der Schweiz, mit vielen Sennhütten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • laver — meaning ‘edible seaweed’, is pronounced lah vǝ …   Modern English usage

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