Lagan to Lambskinnet
(La"gan) n. & v. See Ligan.
(La*gar"to) n. [See Alligator.] An alligator. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh.
(||La*ge"na) n.; pl. L. Lagenæ E. Lagenas [L., a flask; cf. Gr. .] (Anat.) The terminal part of
the cochlea in birds and most reptiles; an appendage of the sacculus, corresponding to the cochlea, in
fishes and amphibians.
(La*ge"ni*an) a. [See Lagena.] (Zoöl.) Like, or pertaining to, Lagena, a genus of Foraminifera
having a straight, chambered shell.
(La*ge"ni*form) a. [See Lagena, and -form.] (Bot.) Shaped like a bottle or flask; flag-
(La"ger) n. Lager beer.
(La"ger beer`) [G. lager bed, storehouse + bier beer. See Lair, and Beer.] Originally a
German beer, but now also made in immense quantities in the United States; so called from its being
laid up or stored for some months before use.
(La"ger wine`) Wine which has been kept for some time in the cellar. Simmonds.
(Lag"gard) a. [Lag + - ard.] Slow; sluggish; backward.
(Lag"gard), n. One who lags; a loiterer.
(Lag"ger) n. A laggard.
1. (Mach.) The clothing as of a steam cylinder, applied to prevent the radiation of heat; a covering of
lags; called also deading and cleading.
2. Lags, collectively; narrow planks extending from one rib to another in the centering of arches.
(Lag"ging*ly), adv. In a lagging manner; loiteringly.
(Lag"ly) adv. Laggingly. [Prov. Eng.]
(Lag"o*morph) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Lagomorpha.
(||Lag`o*mor"pha) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a hare + form.] (Zoöl.) A group of rodents, including
the hares. They have four incisors in the upper jaw. Called also Duplicidentata.
(La*goon") n. [It. or Sp. laguna, L. lacuna ditch, pool, pond, lacus lake. See Lake, and cf.
Lacuna.] [Written also lagune.]
1. A shallow sound, channel, pond, or lake, especially one into which the sea flows; as, the lagoons of
2. A lake in a coral island, often occupying a large portion of its area, and usually communicating with
the sea. See Atoll.
Lagoon island, a coral island consisting of a narrow reef encircling a lagoon.