Words starting with L

Words that start with L

List of things that start with the letter L.

Loud leopards leap from limb to limb in Louisiana.

A label is something you put on something so you can tell what it is. People put labels on containers so they know what is inside. Labels usually have writing on them, but sometimes have symbols or pictures.

Photo of a labrador
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The labrador retriever is a very popular breed of gun dog. They were originally developed to retrieve birds after they were shot.
Labradors come in three main colours - yellow, black and chocolate.
Labradors are a gentle, intelligent dog and make excellent family pets. They can be trained to be helping dogs, and are used as guide dogs for blind people.

Lace is a kind of fabric that is made up of loops and holes. Lace usually has flower shapes in it, and is very pretty. It is often found on the edges of dresses.

Photo of a lad
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A lad is another word for a boy or a young man.

Photo of a man on a ladder
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A ladder is a kind of portable staircase. Some ladders fold up, others like the one in the picture are very long and you lean them against a wall.

Photo of a laden donkey
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Something is laden if it carrying a load. The mule in the picture is laden.
A similar word to laden is burdened.

Photo of ladles
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A ladle is a large spoon that is used for serving soups and stews. It is easier and much less messy to use a ladle to get soup out of a large pot than to pick the pot up and pour it.

Photo of a red ladybug
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The ladybug, or ladybird, is a very small beetle that eats aphids. As aphids are pests, it is seen as a very good thing to have ladybugs in your garden.
Ladybugs are usually red, orange or yellow with black spots.

Photo of a freshly laid egg
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Laid is the past tense of lay. For example, "the chicken laid an egg".

A lake is a very large amount of water, usually in a valley in the mountains. Some lakes form in a crater where a meteor has hit. Most lakes are fresh water, some lakes near the sea may be salt water. A very very small lake in a park or a backyard is called a pond.