- the tongue or a part like a tongue.
Origin of lingua
1665–75; < Latin; akin to tongue
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Examples from the Web for lingua
There the lingua franca is Cajun French, and folks love to fiddle, dance and most of all, eat.The U.S. Road Trips You Should Really Take
April 26, 2014
Long gone seamen and traders made Italian its lingua franca.Great Weekend Reads
The Daily Beast
March 5, 2011
She nods to me and greets her friends in Sesotho, the lingua franca among black South Africans in this mostly-poor region.The Oprah School on Trial
Gretchen L. Wilson
October 27, 2008
Lingua spiralis: the spiral tongue of Lepidoptera: see glossa.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
He used the native expression, and then translated it into Lingua Terra.Oomphel in the Sky
Henry Beam Piper
Bowse repeated the question, in the lingua Franca of those seas.The Pirate of the Mediterranean
He speaks the language of Mota, the lingua franca here, you know.Life of John Coleridge Patteson
Charlotte M. Yonge
"This is the ketch Stella, from Malta," he said in the lingua franca of the East.Twelve Naval Captains
Molly Elliot Seawell
- the technical name for tongue
- any tongue-like structure
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- The tongue.
- A tonguelike anatomical structure.
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