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label

A label gives you information about an object.


Labrador retriever

The Labrador retriever is an intelligent and even-tempered dog. It is the most popular dog breed in the USA.


lace

Lace is a very delicate fabric.


ladder

You can climb up a ladder to reach tall things.


ladle

A ladle is a large spoon used to serve soup and gravy.


lady

A lady is a woman.


ladybug

Ladybugs are flying insects that are useful in a garden because they eat many plant-eating insects.


lake

A lake is a large body of water surrounded by land on all sides. Really huge lakes are often called seas.


lamb

A lamb is a baby sheep.


Lambeosaurus

Lambeosaurus was a large, crested dinosaur.


lamp

A lamp gives out light.


land

Land is another name for the ground.


landing gear

The landing gear of an airplane is the set of wheels used during landing and takeoff.


lane

A lane is a small road.


lantern

A lantern is a device that gives off light.


lanternfish

Lanternfish are fish that have light-producing organs and very large eyes.


laptop

A laptop is a small, portable computer.


large

When someone or something is large, it is above average size.


larva

A larva is an immature stage in the development of some animals. Larvae eat a lot and will eventually turn into adults. Butterfly larvae are called caterpillars.


lasso

A lasso is a rope with a loop on one end that is used for catching animals.


last

The last item or person is the one at the end.


late

The sun sets late in the day.


latitude

Latitude is the angular distance north or south from the equator to a particular location. The equator has a latitude of zero degrees. The North Pole has a latitude of 90 degrees North; the South Pole has a latitude of 90 degrees South.


laugh

People laugh at funny things, like jokes.


laundry

Laundry is dirty clothing. Doing the laundry means washing and drying clothes.


laundry basket

Laundry is put in laundry baskets.


lava

Lava is molten rock. It comes out of erupting volcanoes.


lawn

A lawn is a place outside where grass grows.


lawn mower

You can cut the grass with a lawn mower.
Leaellynasaura

Leaellynasaura

An Australian plant-eating dinosaur with large eyes.


leaf

Plants use leaves to collect energy from sunlight.


leafcutter ant

Leafcutter ants are fungus farmers - they grow their own food.


learn

When you learn, you find out something new.


left

Left is the opposite of right.


legs

Many animals have legs. People have two legs, cows have four legs, insects have six legs, and spiders have eight legs. Tables and chairs also have legs.


lemming

Lemmings are small, short-tailed rodents.


lemon

A lemon is a sour, yellow fruit.


lemonade

Lemonade is a drink made from water, lemon juice, and sugar.


lemon shark

The lemon shark is a yellowish shark.


lemur

Lemurs are large-eyed mammals from Madagascar, an island off the coast of Africa.


leopard

Leopards are widely-distributed, spotted wild cats.

leprechaun

A leprechaun is a make-believe tiny person from Ireland who searches for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.


Lesothosaurus

Lesothosaurus was a small, plant-eating dinosaur that lived in what is now Africa.


less

The opposite of less is more.
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less than

The mathematical symbol < means "less than." When one number is less than a second number, the first one is smaller than the second. For example, 1 is less than 2, or 1 < 2.
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letter

There are 26 letters in our alphabet.


letter

You can write a letter to communicate with a person.


lettuce

Lettuce is a leafy vegetable that is good in salads.


level

A level is a tool that checks if both sides of something are at the same height.


lever

A lever lets you do work with less effort.

Lewis and Clark
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out in 1804 to explore and map the American West. They were accompanied by a crew of men, and later, the Shoshone Indian guide and interpreter Sacagawea and her infant son. They travelled by river and by land from Missouri to the Oregon coast, and back again. Their journey took 2 years, 4 months, and 10 days, and they travelled over 8,000 miles. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the expedition to explore the newly-bought Louisiana Territory.



Lhasa apso

The Lhasa apso is a small, long-haired dog that was originally bred in Tibet.


Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell is a symbol of freedom in the USA.


librarian

Librarians take care of libraries and help people find books.


library

Libraries have books, tapes, and computer programs that you can use and borrow.


lice

Lice are tiny insects that live on the skin of other animals; a single one of these insects is called a louse. Lice sometimes live on people's hair.


license plate

Every car has a license plate that tells you where it's from.


licorice

Licorice is a type of candy.


lid

A lid is a top for a pan or other container.


lifeboat

A lifeboat is a small boat that is kept on a larger ship; it is used in emergencies.


light bulb

A light bulb turns electricity into light.


lighthouse

A lighthouse shines a very bright light so ships won't sail ashore or into rocks by mistake.


lightning

Lightning is a flash of light in the sky caused by an electrical storm.


lightning bug

The lightning bug (also known as the firefly) is a glowing, flying insect.


lilac

Lilac is a shrub that has a pinkish purple-to-white blossoms.


lily

A lily is a funnel-shaped flower.


lime

A lime is a sour, green citrus fruit.


limestone

Limestone is a type of sedimentary rock that is made of the skeletons of tiny microorganisms.


limousine

A limousine is a very long, fancy car.


limpet

The limpet is a marine animal with a soft body and a flattened, cone-shaped shell.


Lincoln, Abraham

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America (from 1861-1865) and one of the greatest presidents. Lincoln helped abolish slavery in the United States.


line segment

A line segment is a portion of a line.


link

A chain is made up of many links.


lion

The lion is a meat-eating African mammal. Lions are nocturnal (most active at night). A group of lions is called a pride.


lips

Chickens don't have lips, but people do.


liquid

When something is in liquid form, it takes on the shape of its container. Water is a liquid.


list

A list is a series of names or things that are written or printed together.


little

When someone or something is little, it is below average in size.


littler

The boy in the middle is littler than the boy on the right.


littlest

The boy on the left is the littlest of the three.


Little Dipper

The Little Dipper is a group of stars in the constellation Ursa minor (the Little Bear). This group of stars ends at Polaris, the pole star of the Northern Hemisphere.


living room

A living room is a large room in an apartment or house.


lizard

Lizards are a type of reptile.


llama

Llamas are domesticated animals that are related to camels.


loafers

Loafers are a type of slip-on shoe.


lobster

A lobster lives on the ocean floor and has five pairs of legs. Lobsters have blue blood.


lobtailing

Lobtailing is when a whale sticks its tail out of the water into the air, swings the tail around, and then slaps the tail on the water's surface. Lobtailing makes a very loud noise.


lock

You can lock and unlock a lock with a key.


log

A log is a short piece of a tree trunk.


log cabin

A log cabin is a house made of logs.


lollipop

A lollipop is candy on a stick.


long

When something is long, it is not short.


long division

In long division, the dividend is divided by the divisor, resulting in a quotient plus a remainder.


longhorn

A longhorn is a type of cattle with very long horns.


longitude

Longitude is the angular distance east or west from the north-south line that passes through Greenwich, England, to a particular location. Greenwich, England, has a longitude of zero degrees. The farther east or west of Greenwich you are, the greater your longitude. The Midway Islands (in the Pacific Ocean) have a longitude of 180 degrees (they are on the opposite side of the globe from Greenwich).


loris

Large-eyed primates from Southeast Asia.


lorgnettes

Lorgnettes are glasses (or opera glasses, which are small binoculars) that are mounted on a handle. This type of glasses was used a long time ago.


loud

The opposite of loud is quiet.


Louisiana

Louisiana is a state in the United States of America. Its capital is Baton Rouge.


louse

A louse is a tiny insect; the plural of louse is lice. They live on the skin of other animals. Lice sometimes live on people's hair.


love

Love is a wonderful feeling.
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lower case

Lower case letters (also called small letters) are uncapitalized letters.


luna moth

The luna moth is a green moth with long hindwing tails and eyespots.


lunch

Lunch is a meal eaten in the middle of the day.


lunch box

Some people carry their lunch in a lunch box.


lungs

Some animals use lungs to breathe. People have lungs.


lynx

A powerful wild cat from Europe, Eurasia, and North America.


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