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larch A kind of tree that has cones and looks like an evergreen but has needles that turn yellow and are shed in the fall. [2 definitions]
lard the fat of pigs that has been melted down, used in cooking.
larder a place or room for keeping or storing food, or the supply of food stored there.
large of a size, or amount bigger than normal or average; not small.
large intestine the large, lower part of the intestines. The large intestine absorbs water from digested food and forms solid waste matter.
largely in large part; mostly; mainly.
large-scale large in scope or extent.
lariat a long rope with a sliding loop at one end. It is used to catch running animals such as cattle or horses.
lark1 a songbird with a long hind claw and a musical song. There are many kinds of larks.
lark2 a happy adventure.
larkspur a plant with bright blue, pink, or white flowers on a tall stalk. The flowers have a long projection called a spur.
larva an insect after it hatches from an egg and before it changes into its adult form. Larvae do not have wings and look like worms. Most kinds of insects spend part of their lives as larvae. Caterpillars are a type of larva. [2 definitions]
laryngitis an inflammation of the part of the throat called the larynx. A person with laryngitis might not be able to speak louder than a whisper.
larynx the structure at the top of the windpipe that contains the vocal cords, which produce the human voice; voice box.
lasagna long, wide, flat noodles, or a dish made of these noodles that is baked with sauce, cheese and ground meat or vegetables.
laser a device that makes a strong, narrow beam of light by stimulating the atoms in a gas or crystal.
lash1 a whip or the striking part of a whip. [8 definitions]
lash2 to tie down with a rope, cord, or chain.
lass a girl or young woman.
lasso a long rope with a sliding loop on one end; lariat. It is used to catch running animals such as cattle or horses. [2 definitions]
last1 coming after or finishing behind all others. [7 definitions]