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1. A leguminous plant (Lens culinaris) native to southwest Asia, having flat pods containing lens-shaped, edible seeds.
2. The round, flattened seed of this plant.
3. An edible seed from a plant of the pea family which is lens-shaped, brown, gray, green, or black on the outside and yellow or orange inside, and rich in protein.
4. Etymology: from the Latin name Lens culinaris from lenticula, "little lentil" which came from lens, "lentil".
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(Latin: lens, lentil)
(Latin: lentil-shaped, lentil; a term later used to refer to "the lentil-shaped lens of the eye")
(Greek: lentil [bean]; lens of the eye)