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lentil,

leguminous Old World annual plant (Lens culinaris) with whitish or pale blue flowers. Its pods contain two greenish-brown or dark-colored seeds, also called lentils, which when fully ripe are ground into meal or used in soups and stews. Probably indigenous to SW Asia, and known to have been used as early as the Bronze Age, the lentil was introduced to Greece and Egypt before biblical times and was one of the first food plants cultivated in Europe. Esau sold his heritage for a mess of lentils—although the name in the Scriptures may have been applied to several plants. Lentils are unusually high in protein content and are much used for food in Europe, especially by the poor, and increasingly in the United States. Many varieties are cultivated, for the seeds as well as for forage. Lentil seeds, from their shape, gave their name to the magnifying lens. The gulfweed (see seaweedseaweed,
name commonly used for the multicellular marine algae. Simpler forms, consisting of one cell (e.g., the diatom) or of a few cells, are not generally called seaweeds; these tiny plants help to make up plankton.
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) is sometimes called sea lentil. Lentils are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.

lentil

[′lent·əl]
(botany)
Lens esculenta. A semiviny annual legume having pinnately compound, vetchlike leaves; cultivated for its thin, lens-shaped, edible seed.
(geology)
A rock body that is lens-shaped and enclosed in a stratum of different material.
A rock stratigraphic unit that is a subdivision of a formation and has limited geographic extent; it thins out in all directions.

lentil

1. a small annual leguminous plant, Lens culinaris, of the Mediterranean region and W Asia, having edible brownish convex seeds
2. any of the seeds of this plant, which are cooked and eaten as a vegetable, in soups, etc.
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Genotypes Masoor 2002, NL 0196, NL 20-3-3 and NL9775 were most distinct or farthest away from the biplot origin reflecting much better performance compared to the rest of genotypes.
Table 4: Simulated and observed values of different Masoor Cultivars at different nitrogen rates under ecological condition of Faisalabad using CROPGRO legume model evaluation
As they mention further by the production of black gram and chickpeas fell by 37% from 751,000 tons in FY13 to 475,000 tons in FY14, while the output of Moong, Mash and Masoor remained almost unchanged at 110,000 tons.
The NMPC also observed that in comparison with the regional countries, Pakistan is lowest in prices of Petrol, Wheat, Wheat Flour, Sugar, Chicken Farm, Moong Pulse and second lowest in Rice Basmati Broken, Eggs, Red Chillies, Mutton, Mash Pulse, Gram Pulse, Masoor Pulse, Milk Fresh and Vegetable Ghee.
Karachi Wholesale Prices (Rupees) ITEMS May 31, 2002 July 1, 2002 GRAIN: Wheat - New (100 kg) 745 750/775 Basmati New (100 kg) 2,225/2240 2,350/2,375 Masoor Dal Imported (100 kg) 2,550/2,600 2,150/2,200 Gram Imported (100 kg) 2,275/2,825 2,200/2,250 OTHER FOOD: Sugar (100 kg) 2,035/2,090 2,045/2,100 Tea Kenya DI (C Grade) (1 kg) 150 150 Tea Kenya (Dust C Grade) (1 kg) 75 80 NIDO (2.
Similarly, the production of chilies, onion, Masoor and Mash decreased by 78.
A spokesman of the Agriculture (Extension) Department said here Wednesday that the growers should cultivate approved varieties of Lentil including Masoor-93, NIAB Masoor-2002, NIAB Masoor-2006, Punjab Masoor-2009, Chakwal Masoor and Markaz-2009 etc.
The Units engaged in the manufacture of agro and food products are mainly exporting products such as black pepper, ground red pepper, white pepper, betelnut cut, organic soyabeans, chilli powder, yellow split peas, chana dal, masoor dal, turmeric powder, organic onion, vegetable frozen foods, honey, organic cardamom powder, sandalwood powder, frozen sea food, organic cardamom powder and tea, etc.
It was further informed that Pulse Gram was available in the market at Rs 103 to 105, Daal Mash 150-155, Daal Moong Rs 77-80 and Dal Masoor at Rs 70-80.
710 million and Construction of 20ft wide carpet Road from Gojra to Tahli Adda via Bosal Masoor, Bosal Sukha, Nakkwal, Chak Alam, Syed, Lakha, Khaddar Gharbi and Link Pull Mohammad Panah to Nakkewal Chowk(Phase-I) L=16 KM District Mandi Bahauddin at the cost of Rs.
Unidentified armed persons showed up at Gulistan-e-Johar area and started indiscriminate firing at the Secretary Private Schools Management Masoor Sadiq and his son on Saturday.
According to the list, potato per kg is Rs 18, onion Rs 19, Tomato Rs 32, lady finger Rs 38, bitter gourd 23, louki Rs 24,apple Irani Rs 130, banana Rs 90, dates Rs 140, white grains Rs 135, pulse grain Rs 104, baisan Rs 110, whole masoor Rs 118, pulse masoor Rs 125, pulse mash Rs 225 and basmati rice at Rs 65/kg.