lentil

lentil

A plant of the legume family cultivated widely in the Near East since prehistoric times. The small lens-shaped seeds are an especially nutritious food providing both protein and carbohydrates. The lentil was a common component of soups and stews (Gen 25:34) as well as a flour base for breads (Ezek 4:9).

Gen 25:34

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Ezek 4:9

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