Hare's lettuce, Lamb's lettuce. See under Hare, and Lamb. - - Lettuce opium. See Lactucarium. - - Sea lettuce, certain papery green seaweeds of the genus Ulva.

Lettered to Level

(Let"tered) a.

1. Literate; educated; versed in literature. " Are you not lettered?" Shak.

The unlettered barbarians willingly accepted the aid of the lettered clergy, still chiefly of Roman birth, to reduce to writing the institutes of their forefathers.

2. Of or pertaining to learning or literature; learned. " A lettered education." Collier.

3. Inscribed or stamped with letters. Addison.

(Let"ter*er) n. One who makes, inscribes, or engraves, alphabetical letters.

(Let"ter*ing), n.

1. The act or business of making, or marking with, letters, as by cutting or painting.

2. The letters made; as, the lettering of a sign.

(Let"ter*less) a.

1. Not having a letter.

2. Illiterate. [Obs.] E. Waterhouse.

(Let"tern) n. See Lecturn.

(Let"ter*press`) n. Print; letters and words impressed on paper or other material by types; — often used of the reading matter in distinction from the illustrations.

Letterpress printing, printing directly from type, in distinction from printing from plates.

(Let"ter*ure) n. Letters; literature. [Obs.] "To teach him letterure and courtesy." Chaucer.

(Let"ter*wood`) n. (Bot.) The beautiful and highly elastic wood of a tree of the genus Brosimum found in Guiana; — so called from black spots in it which bear some resemblance to hieroglyphics; also called snakewood, and leopardwood. It is much used for bows and for walking sticks.

(Let"tic) a. (a) Of or pertaining to the Letts; Lettish. (b) Of or pertaining to a branch of the Slavic family, subdivided into Lettish, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian.n. (a) The language of the Letts; Lettish. (b) The language of the Lettic race, including Lettish, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian.

(Let"tish) a. Of or pertaining to the Letts.n. The language spoken by the Letts. See Lettic.

(Let"trure) n. See Letterure. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Letts) n. pl.; sing. Lett (Ethnol.) An Indo-European people, allied to the Lithuanians and Old Prussians, and inhabiting a part of the Baltic provinces of Russia.

(Let"tuce) n. [OE. letuce, prob. through Old French from some Late Latin derivative of L. lactuca lettuce, which, according to Varro, is fr. lac, lactis, milk, on account of the milky white juice which flows from it when it is cut: cf. F. laitue. Cf. Lacteal, Lactucic.] (Bot.) A composite plant of the genus Lactuca the leaves of which are used as salad. Plants of this genus yield a milky juice, from which lactucarium is obtained. The commonest wild lettuce of the United States is L. Canadensis.

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