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ladybug any of numerous small beetles, often orange with black spots, that feed mostly on aphids and scale insects.
ladyfinger a short, narrow sponge cake shaped like a finger.
lady-in-waiting a lady of a royal court who serves a queen or princess.
ladykiller (informal) a man who is thought by himself or others to be irresistibly fascinating to women.
ladylike like, characteristic of, or befitting a lady; cultivated; refined; well-bred. [2 definitions]
ladyship (often cap.) the title used when referring or speaking directly to a woman with the rank of lady (often prec. by Her or Your). [2 definitions]
lady's man see ladies' man.
lady's room see ladies' room.
lady's-slipper any of various related orchids that bear flowers with a protruding, inflated lip that somewhat resembles a woman's slipper.
Laertes in Greek mythology, king of Ithaca and, in certain myths, father of Odysseus.
laetrile a drug made of substances from almond seeds and apricot or peach pits, used to treat some types of cancer but banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Laffer Curve a graph illustrating the theory that increasing taxes results in increased government revenue only up to a certain point, after which further tax increases discourage production and investment.
lag to fall behind an established or expected pace. [6 definitions]
lag bolt see lag screw.
lager a light, carbonated beer that is stored from six weeks to six months to permit sedimentation.
laggard someone or something that lags. [2 definitions]
laggardly slowly or belatedly; in the way of a laggard. [2 definitions]
lagging thermal insulation that is wrapped around pipes, boilers, and the like. [3 definitions]
lagniappe an extra gift, bonus, or tip.
lagomorph any of an order of plant-eating mammals, including rabbits, hares, and pikas, having short tails and two pairs of upper incisors.
lagoon a shallow, saltwater area by the sea but separated from it by sandbars or by coral reefs or islands. [3 definitions]