(Lobe"let) n. (Bot.) A small lobe; a lobule.
(Lo*be"li*a) n. [NL. So called from Lobel, botanist to King James I.] (Bot.) A genus of plants,
including a great number of species. Lobelia inflata, or Indian tobacco, is an annual plant of North
America, whose leaves contain a poisonous white viscid juice, of an acrid taste. It has often been used
in medicine as an emetic, expectorant, etc. L. cardinalis is the cardinal flower, remarkable for the deep
and vivid red color of its flowers.
(Lo*be`li*a"ceous) a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants of which the
genus Lobelia is the type.
(Lo*be"lin) n. (Med.) A yellowish green resin from Lobelia, used as an emetic and diaphoretic.
(Lo*be"line) n. (Chem.) A poisonous narcotic alkaloid extracted from the leaves of Indian
tobacco (Lobelia inflata) as a yellow oil, having a tobaccolike taste and odor.
(Lo"bi*ped), a. [Lobe + L. pes, pedis, foot.] (Zoöl.) Having lobate toes, as a coot.
Loblolly bay (Bot.), an elegant white-flowered evergreen shrub or small tree, of the genus Gordonia
growing in the maritime parts of the Southern United States. Its bark is sometimes used in tanning.
Also, a similar West Indian tree (Laplacea hæmatoxylon). Loblolly boy, a surgeon's attendant on
shipboard. Smollett. Loblolly pine (Bot.), a kind of pitch pine found from Delaware southward
along the coast; old field pine Also, P. Bahamensis, of the West Indies. Loblolly tree (Bot.), a
name of several West Indian trees, having more or less leathery foliage, but alike in no other respect; as
Pisonia subcordata, Cordia alba, and Cupania glabra.
(Lob"lol`ly) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] Gruel; porridge; so called among seamen.
(||Lo*bo"sa) n. pl. [NL. See Lobe.] (Zoöl.) An order of Rhizopoda, in which the pseudopodia
are thick and irregular in form, as in the Amba.
(Lob"scouse`) n. [Written also lobscourse from which lobscouse is corrupted.] [Lob + course.]
(Naut.) A combination of meat with vegetables, bread, etc., usually stewed, sometimes baked; an olio.
(Lob"sid`ed) a. See Lopsided.
(Lobs"pound`) n. [Lob + pound a prison.] A prison. [Obs.] Hudibras.
Lobster caterpillar (Zoöl.), the caterpillar of a European bombycid moth (Stauropus fagi); so called
from its form. Lobster louse (Zoöl.), a copepod crustacean (Nicothoë astaci) parasitic on the gills of
the European lobster.
(Lob"ster) n. [AS. loppestre, lopystre prob., corrupted fr. L. locusta a marine shellfish, a kind
of lobster, a locust. Cf. Locust.] (Zoöl.) Any large macrurous crustacean used as food, esp. those of
the genus Homarus; as the American lobster and the European lobster (H. vulgaris). The Norwegian
lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is similar in form. All these have a pair of large unequal claws. The spiny
lobsters of more southern waters, belonging to Palinurus, Panulirus, and allied genera, have no large
claws. The fresh-water crayfishes are sometimes called lobsters.
(Lob"u*lar), a. [Cf. F. lobulaire.] Like a lobule; pertaining to a lobule or lobules.
(Lob"u*late Lob"u*la`ted) a. Made up of, or divided into, lobules; as, a lobulated gland.
Lobule of the ear. (Anat.) Same as Lobe of the ear.
(Lob"ule), n. [Cf. F. lobule, dim. of lobe. See Lobe.] A small lobe; a subdivision of a lobe.