(From lego, to gather, usually gathered by the hand). The seeds of the leguminous plants-are called pulse, as pease, beans, etc. Ray calls all those plants leguminous which have a papilionaceous flower. See Farinacea.
(From plain, and a foot).
Even footed; plancus, splay foot. Those the soles of whose feet are without the usual hollow part.
(From to be deficient, and blood). Those who have too little blood.
(From and the skin).
(From and the soul or life). A fainting fit, Languor; synonymous with adynamia.
(From and the mind). A fainting fit, a swooning. See Lipo-thymia.
(From to leave, and heat).
A dangerous species of tertian, in which the internal are scorched, whilst the external parts are cold.
Earth of Lemnos, the dried pulp of the adansonia baobab. See Baobab.
Scales of brass, which separate when beat with a hammer.
(From to bruise). Hollow troughs where grapes are bruised. In surgery, a channel or excavation, made in some machines for extending and reducing fractured bones. Hippocrates. See Cerebrum.
(è lentore, viscidity, from their glutinous quality). Lentils, phace, or phaecos, are shaped like tares, but less, and are a flatulent indigestible food; ervum lens Lin. Sp. Pl. 1039. It is not now used in medicine. Lens is also the appellation of the crystalline humour of the eye, so denominated from its shape. See Oculus.
Slow fever. See Hectica.
(From lenticula, a Until). See Millefolium.
Duck meat, lens palustris, aquatica, lenticularia minor, lemna minor Lin. Sp. Pl. 1376; grows on the surface of stagnant water, and is in appearance simple and foliaceous; its roots slender, capillaceous, and pellucid. Externally it is supposed to be cooling.
And Aquamica Trisulca; hederula aquatica, lemna trisulca Lin. Sp. Pl. 1376; its qualities are similar to the former.