The Season of Lentil
LENTIL (lent-uhl) / n. / 1. Lens esculenta, a leguminous plant native to the Mediterranean region that has been grown and consumed since ancient times; / n. / 2. Edible, circular, flat seeds that come in black, orange, red, yellow, and green colors that were reportedly found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 2400 B.C.; / n. / 3. A spicy Indian dish called daal; / n. / 4. A mineral, protein, and iron-rich snack; / n. / 4. A conditioning agent that revitalizes and hydrates skin, e.g., “A bowl of lentils will make you feel full, and look radiant.”
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