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Latin America all the countries in the Western Hemisphere south of the United States where the main language spoken is a Romance language.
Latin American of or having to do with Latin America, or its people or languages. [2 definitions]
Latino a person who was born in or is a citizen of a country in Latin America, or an American of Latin American origin. [2 definitions]
latitude the distance between the equator and a point north or south on the earth's surface. This distance is measured in degrees.
latke a pancake made with small bits of potato, egg, onion, and salt. Latkes are fried in a pan with oil.
latter the second of two things mentioned. [2 definitions]
lattice a flat framework made with strips of wood or other material. The strips cross each other and have open spaces in between. A lattice is often used as a screen on a porch or in a garden.
Latvia a country of eastern Europe bordered by the Baltic Sea, Russia, Estonia, and Lithuania. The capital of Latvia is Riga.
laugh to express happiness, amusement, ridicule, or other feelings, by making sounds with the mouth and changing the face to an expression like a smile. [3 definitions]
laughable causing laughter or ridicule.
laughter the act or sound of laughing.
launch1 to send into the air with great force. [5 definitions]
launch2 a large open boat with a motor for power.
launch pad the platform or base from which a rocket or missile is launched.
launder to wash, or wash and iron.
laundrette a British word for a place where you can pay to use washing machines and clothes dryers. Laundrette has the same meaning as laundry and Laundromat.
Laundromat (trademark) a place where people pay to use washing machines and clothes dryers.
laundry clothing, sheets, and other things that are cleaned by washing or that are washed and ironed. [2 definitions]
laundry room a room in a home or institution where clothes and linens are washed and usually dried.
laurel an evergreen tree or shrub that has large, shiny leaves and yellow flowers. [3 definitions]
lava hot, melted rock that erupts from a volcano. [2 definitions]