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ladle
  • n  a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
  • v  put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
    ladle soup into the bowl
  • v  remove with or as if with a ladle
    ladle the water out of the bowl
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ladoga
  • n  a lake in northwestern Russia to the north of St. Petersburg; the largest lake in Europe; drains through the Neva River into the Gulf of Finland
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ladrone_islands
  • n  a chain of coral and volcanic islands in Micronesia (including Guam and the Northern Marianas) halfway between New Guinea and Japan; discovered by Magellan in 1521
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lady
  • n  a polite name for any woman
    a nice lady at the library helped me
  • n  a woman of refinement
    a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady
  • n  a woman of the peerage in Britain
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lady's-eardrop
  • n  erect or climbing shrub of Brazil with deep pink to red flowers
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lady's-eardrops
  • n  erect or climbing shrub of Brazil with deep pink to red flowers
  • n  erect or climbing shrub of Brazil with deep pink to red flowers
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lady's-finger
  • n  tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
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lady's_earrings
  • n  North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil
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lady's_laces
  • n  perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves; Europe and North America
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lady's_leek
  • n  widely distributed North American wild onion with white to rose flowers
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lady's_slipper
  • n  any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden
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lady's_thistle
  • n  tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America
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lady's_tobacco
  • n  North American perennial propagated by means of runners
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lady's_tresses
  • n  an orchid of the genus Spiranthes having slender often twisted spikes of white flowers
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lady-in-waiting
  • n  a lady appointed to attend to a queen or princess
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lady-of-the-night
  • n  West Indian shrub with fragrant showy yellowish-white flowers
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lady-slipper
  • n  any of several chiefly American wildflowers having an inflated pouchlike lip; difficult or impossible to cultivate in the garden
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lady_beetle
  • n  small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
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