Labrador duck(Zoöl.), a sea duck (Camtolaimus Labradorius) allied to the eider ducks. It was formerly common on the coast of New England, but is now supposed to be extinct, no specimens having been reported since 1878.Labrador feldspar. See Labradorite.Labrador tea(Bot.), a name of two low, evergreen shrubs of the genus Ledum (L. palustre and L. latifolium), found in Northern Europe and America. They are used as tea in British America, and in Scandinavia as a substitute for hops.

(Lab"ra*dor`ite) n. (Min.) A kind of feldspar commonly showing a beautiful play of colors, and hence much used for ornamental purposes. The finest specimens come from Labrador. See Feldspar.

(La"bras) n. pl. [L. labrum; cf. It. labbro, pl. labbra.] Lips. [Obs. & R.] Shak.

(La"broid) a. [Labrus + - oid.] (Zoöl.) Like the genus Labrus; belonging to the family Labridæ, an extensive family of marine fishes, often brilliantly colored, which are very abundant in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The tautog and cunner are American examples.

1. Requiring labor, perseverance, or sacrifices; toilsome; tiresome.

Dost thou love watchings, abstinence, or toil,
Laborious virtues all ? Learn these from Cato.

2. Devoted to labor; diligent; industrious; as, a laborious mechanic.

La*bo"ri*ous*ly, adv.La*bo"ri*ous*ness, n.

(La"bor*less) a. Not involving labor; not laborious; easy.

(La"bor*ous) a. Laborious. [Obs.] Wyatt.La"bor*ous*ly, adv. [Obs.] Sir T. Elyot.

(La"bor-sav`ing) a. Saving labor; adapted to supersede or diminish the labor of men; as, labor-saving machinery.

(La"bor*some) a.

1. Made with, or requiring, great labor, pains, or diligence. [Obs.] Shak.

2. (Naut.) Likely or inclined to roll or pitch, as a ship in a heavy sea; having a tendency to labor.

(Lab`ra*dor") n. A region of British America on the Atlantic coast, north of Newfoundland.

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