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Lyndon Baines Johnson U.S. politician, Vice-President to President John F. Kennedy, and later the 36th President of the United States, serving from 1963 to 1969. Under Lyndon Johnson, the nation saw the escalation of the Vietnam War. As president, Lyndon Johnson worked for the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act (b.1908--d.1973).
Lynette Woodard U.S. professional basketball player, who in 1985 became the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters (b. 1959).
lynx any of several medium-sized wild cats having soft, spotted fur and tufted ears.
lynx-eyed having exceptionally good eyesight.
lyonnaise cooked with diced or sliced onions.
Lyra a summer constellation in the northern sky, located between Cygnus and Herculesand containing the bright, blue-white star Vega; Lyre; Harp.
lyrate shaped like or suggestive of a lyre, as certain leaves.
lyre a harplike musical instrument of ancient Greece.
lyrebird an Australian passerine bird, the male of which has a long tail that spreads during courtship into the shape of a lyre.
lyric of poetry, having a musical rhythm or feeling, often with an emotional or personal subject. [6 definitions]
lyrical lyric. [2 definitions]
lyricism lyric style or character; songlike form. [2 definitions]
lyricist one who composes the words of songs. [2 definitions]
lysergic acid diethylamide see LSD.
lysimeter a device that measures the drainage of water through soils and thus determines the solubility of those substances that have been removed.
lysin any of various antibodies that destroy bacteria or red blood cells.
-lysis decomposition; disintegration.
lysis the destruction or splitting of cells by antibodies, chemical agents, or the like. [2 definitions]
-lyte1 a substance capable of being decomposed by (such) a process.
-lyte2 variant of -lite.
-lytic of, relating to, or causing (such) dissolution or decomposition. [2 definitions]