from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large basin used in the ancient Jewish Temple by a priest for ablutions before making a sacrificial offering.
- n. Archaic A vessel, stone basin, or trough used for washing.
- n. Any of several dried, edible seaweeds of the genera Porphyra (the red algae) and Ulva (the green algae).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A red alga of the genus Porphyra.
- n. A wash-basin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vessel for washing; a large basin.
- n. A large brazen vessel placed in the court of the Jewish tabernacle where the officiating priests washed their hands and feet.
- n. One of several vessels in Solomon's Temple in which the offerings for burnt sacrifices were washed.
- n. That which washes or cleanses.
- n. One who laves; a washer.
- n. The fronds of certain marine algæ used as food, and for making a sauce called laver sauce. Green laver is the Ulva latissima; purple laver, Porphyra laciniata and Porphyra vulgaris. It is prepared by stewing, either alone or with other vegetables, and with various condiments; -- called also sloke, or sloakan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A basin, bowl, trough, or cistern to wash in.
- n. In heraldry, a colter or plowshare when used as a bearing.
- n. Either of two species of algæ. of the genus Porphyra, P. laciniata and P. vulgaris, known in Ireland and Scotland as sloke or Sloakan.
- n. A dish composed of one of the above algæ or of some similar seaweed. See laver-bread.
- n. Figuratively, the baptismal font; the spiritual regeneration of baptism; any cleansing of the spirit.
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- n. Australian tennis player who in 1962 was the second man to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles titles in the same year; in 1969 he repeated this feat (born in 1938)
- n. seaweed with edible translucent crinkly green fronds
- n. edible red seaweeds
- n. (Old Testament) large basin used by a priest in an ancient Jewish temple to perform ritual ablutions
And the laver was a hand breadth thick: and the brim thereof was like the brim of a cup, or the leaf of a crisped lily: it contained two thousand bates.
Wherefore baptism is congruously and truly called the laver of regeneration.
That immerfion in water, fignifies the the mortification of the old man, and the refurrection of the new; that therefore it may be called the laver of regeneration, and true laver in the word, alfo in the death and burial of Chrift; That the life of a chriflian is a daily baptifm once begun in this manner 5;
Now bodily washing with water is essential to Baptism: wherefore Baptism is called a "laver," according to Eph. 5: 26:
There's a saying in French: Il faut laver son linge sale en famille.
French Vocabulary la machine à laver = (clothes) washing machine nième = umpteenth
To the tune of a spinning machine à laver, I try for thenième fois to write a suitable opening phrase.
It was served with laver (seaweed), which the rice could be wrapped in, fresh fruit, bread and some strawberry yogurt.
Make sure you try the laver bread with your full cooked breakfast (confusingly not bread at all - it's a sort of seaweed and oat rissole that is much, much tastier than it sounds).
Hijiki, kombu (kelp), and nori (laver) are particularly fun to use in salads and stir-fries.