(Lam`el*lif"er*ous) a. [Lamella + -ferous: cf. F. lamellifère.] Bearing, or composed of, lamellæ, or thin layers, plates, or scales; foliated.

(La*mel"li*form) a. [Lamella + -form : cf. F. lamelliforme.] Thin and flat; scalelike; lamellar.

(Lam`el*li*ros"tral) a. [Lamella + rostral : cf. F. lamellirostre.] (Zoöl.) Having a lamellate bill, as ducks and geese.

(||La*mel`li*ros"tres) n. pl. [NL. See Lamella, and Rostrum.] (Zoöl.) A group of birds embracing the Anseres and flamingoes, in which the bill is lamellate.

(Lam"el*lose`) a. [Cf. F. lamelleux.] Composed of, or having, lamellæ; lamelliform.

(Lame"ly) adv. [See Lame.] In a lame, crippled, disabled, or imperfect manner; as, to walk lamely; a figure lamely drawn.

(Lame"ness), n. The condition or quality of being lame; as, the lameness of an excuse or an argument.

(La*ment") v. i. [F. lamenter, L. lamentari, fr. lamentum a lament.] To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.

Jeremiah lamented for Josiah.
2 Chron. xxxv. 25.

Ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice.
John xvi. 20.

(La*ment"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lamented; p. pr. & vb. n. Lamenting.] To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.

One laughed at follies, one lamented crimes.

Syn. — To deplore; mourn; bewail. See Deplore.

(La*ment"), n. [L. lamentum. Cf. Lament, v.]

1. Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.

Torment, and loud lament, and furious rage.

2. An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.

(Lam"en*ta*ble) a. [L. lamentabilis : cf. F. lamentable.]

1. Mourning; sorrowful; expressing grief; as, a lamentable countenance. "Lamentable eye." Spenser.

2. Fitted to awaken lament; to be lamented; sorrowful; pitiable; as, a lamentable misfortune, or error. "Lamentable helplessness." Burke.

3. Miserable; pitiful; paltry; — in a contemptuous or ridiculous sense. Bp. Stillingfleet.

Lam"en*ta*ble*ness, n.Lam"en*ta*bly, adv.

(Lam`en*ta"tion) n. [F. lamentation, L. lamentatio.]

1. The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning.

In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping.
Matt. ii. 18.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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