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Labrador Current a cold ocean current that flows south past Labrador and then divides into eastern and western branches.
Labrador retriever any of a breed of medium-sized retriever, originating in Newfoundland, with a short coat and a tapering tail.
labrum a lip or liplike structure, esp. the front or upper lip of an arthropod. [2 definitions]
laburnum any of several ornamental trees or shrubs bearing hanging clusters of yellow flowers.
labyrinth an intricate network of pathways or passageways intended to confuse the person or animal that navigates it; maze. [3 definitions]
labyrinthine of, resembling, or forming a labyrinth. [2 definitions]
labyrinthitis an inflammation of the inner ear, often affecting the sense of balance.
lac1 a resinous secretion of the female lac insect, used in making shellac, varnishes, and sealing wax.
lac2 in India, the sum of 100,000, esp. of rupees. [2 definitions]
laccolith a mass of igneous rock that has been forced between layers of sedimentary rock and has bulged them upward.
lace an openwork fabric made of or trimmed in a web of fine threads. [6 definitions]
laceless combined form of lace.
lacerate to rip, mangle, or injure by tearing or ripping. [4 definitions]
lacerated having been lacerated; torn up; mangled.
laceration a rough, jagged tear or injury, esp. a wound or cut. [2 definitions]
lacewing any of various insects that have four gauzy, lacelike wings, and that produce larvae that eat aphids and other insect pests.
lacework lace, or a structure that resembles lace.
laches in law, failure to perform an action when required, esp. when asserting or enforcing a claim or right; negligence.
lachrymal of or pertaining to tears. [2 definitions]
lachrymator a substance such as tear gas that causes tears by irritating the eyes.
lachrymatory causing or producing tears. [2 definitions]