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lentiles, lentils

(Hebrew: 'adashim), a species of vetch (Gen. 25:34; 2 Sam. 23:11), common in Syria under the name addas

The red pottage made by Jacob was of lentils (Gen. 25:29-34).

They were among the provisions brought to David when he fled from Absalom (2 Sam. 17:28).

It is the Ervum lens of Linnaeus, a leguminous plant which produces a fruit resembling a bean.