Lungie to Luster
(Lun"gie) n. (Zoöl.) A guillemot. [Written also longie.] [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
(Lun"gis) n. [OF. longis. See Lounge.] A lingerer; a dull, drowsy fellow. [Obs.]
(Lung"less) a. Being without lungs.
(||Lun"goor) n. [Hind. langur.] (Zoöl.) A long-tailed monkey from the mountainous districts of
(Lung"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of parasitic nematoid worms which infest
the lungs and air passages of cattle, sheep, and other animals, often proving fatal. The lungworm of
cattle (Strongylus micrurus) and that of sheep (S. filaria) are the best known.
Cow's lungwort mullein. Sea lungwort, Mertensia maritima, found on the seacoast of Northern
Europe and America. Tree lungwort, a lichen (Sticta pulmonacea) growing on trees and rocks.
The thallus is lacunose, and in appearance somewhat resembles the lungs, for diseases of which it was
once thought a remedy.
(Lung"wort`) n. (Bot.) (a) An herb of the genus Pulmonaria of Europe; so called because
the spotted appearance of the leaves resembles that of a diseased lung. (b) Any plant of the genus
Mertensia (esp. M. Virginica and M. Sibirica) plants nearly related to Pulmonaria. The American lungwort
is Mertensia Virginica, Virginia cowslip. Gray.
(Lu"ni*cur"rent) a. [L. luna moon + E. current.] Having relation to changes in currents
that depend on the moon's phases. Bache.
(Lu"ni*form) a. [L. luna moon + -form: cf. F. luniforme.] Resembling the moon in shape.
Lunisolar precession (Astron.), that portion of the annual precession of the equinoxes which depends
on the joint action of the sun and moon. Lunisolar year, a period of time, at the end of which, in
the Julian calendar, the new and full moons and the eclipses recur on the same days of the week and
month and year as in the previous period. It consists of 532 common years, being the least common
multiple of the numbers of years in the cycle of the sun and the cycle of the moon.
(Lu"ni*so"lar) a. [L. luna moon + E. solar: cf. F. lunisolaire.] Resulting from the united
action, or pertaining to the mutual relations, of the sun and moon.
(Lu"ni*stice) n. [L. luna moon + sistere to cause to stand. Cf. Solstice.] (Astron.) The
farthest point of the moon's northing and southing, in its monthly revolution. [Obs.]
Lunitidal interval. See Retard, n.
(Lu"ni*tid`al) a. Pertaining to tidal movements dependent on the moon. Bache.
(Lunt) n. [D. lont; akin to Dan. & G. lunte, Sw. lunta. Cf. Link a torch.]
1. The match cord formerly used in firing cannon.
2. A puff of smoke. [Scotch.] Burns.
(||Lu"nu*la) n.; pl. Lunulæ [L., prop., a little moon. See Lunule.] (Anat. & Zoöl.) Same as Lunule.
(Lu"nu*lar) a. [Cf. F. lunulaire. See Lunula.] (Bot.) Having a form like that of the new moon; shaped
like a crescent.
(Lu"nu*late Lu"nu*la`ted) a. [See Lunula.] (Bot. & Zoöl.) Resembling a small crescent. Gray.