Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lamp.
- n. A lynx; also, the fur of the lynx, formerly in great esteem.
- n. A sort of hunting-dog.
- n. See lucerne.
- n. obsolete A lamp.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A sort of hunting dog; -- perhaps from
Lucerne, in Switzerland.
- n. An animal whose fur was formerly much in request (by some supposed to be the lynx).
- n. (Bot.) A leguminous plant (Medicago sativa), having bluish purple cloverlike flowers, cultivated for fodder; -- called also
- n. obsolete A lamp.
- Latin lucerna. (Wiktionary)
“Leguminous plants such as clover, vetch and lucern are green fodder which. when harvested in due season, provide cattle with the vitamins and proteins necessary for them to achieve full production capacity.”
“Cultivating lucern and potatoes is, without doubt, a dignified and useful employment, but it is not likely to content a man who has played a great part, and is conscious that he is still able to do so.”
“After reaching Monticello, Mr. Jefferson announced, that he had completely withdrawn from affairs, and that he did not even read the journals, preferring to contemplate "the tranquil growth of lucern and potatoes.”
“Given good capital and intelligent farming, as in the irrigated districts, and two, and even three, crops a year can be raised in unceasing succession; lucern gives from ten to twelve cuttings in one year, fifteen days being sufficient for the growth of a new crop.”
“It is possible for a _Cuscuta_ plant to work destruction over a space two meters in diameter in a lucern or clover field; so, should a hundred seeds germinate in an acre, it may be easily seen how disastrous the effects of the scourge would prove.”
“_Alfalfa_, or lucern, though grown more for a forage crop than for green manuring, should be mentioned here, for wherever grown and for whatever purpose, its effects on the soil are beneficial (Fig. 82).”
“The roots of alfalfa or lucern have been traced to depths of from thirteen to sixteen feet or more.”
“I delight to make him scramble to the tops of eminences and to the foot of waterfalls, and am obliged in turn to admire his turnips, his lucern, and his timothy-grass.”
“When we had put up a covey out of range and marked where they went down in a potato patch or field, perhaps of lucern or clover, a small boy would fly a kite made in the form of a hawk over the field.”
“To ripen the beet-root, to water the potato, to increase the yield of lucern, of clover, or of hay; to be a fellow-workman with the ploughman, the vinedresser, and the gardener, -- this does not deprive the heavens of one star.”
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