laver definition

  • noun:
    • a big basin used in the ancient Jewish Temple by a priest for ablutions before making a sacrificial offering.
    • Archaic A vessel, stone basin, or trough employed for washing.
    • any one of several dried, edible seaweeds of this genera Porphyra (the purple algae) and Ulva (the green algae).
    • A red alga of the genus Porphyra.
    • A wash-basin.
    • A vessel for washing; a large basin.
    • A large brazen vessel put into the court of Jewish tabernacle in which the officiating priests washed their particular hands and feet.
    • one of the vessels in Solomon's Temple where choices for burnt sacrifices had been washed.
    • whatever washes or cleanses.
    • One who laves; a washer.
    • The fronds of certain marine algæ used as food, and for making a sauce called laver sauce. Green laver is the Ulva latissima; purple laver, Porphyra laciniata and Porphyra vulgaris. Its made by stewing, either alone or with other veggies, in accordance with different condiments; -- called in addition sloke, or sloakan.
    • A basin, bowl, trough, or cistern to scrub in.
    • In heraldry, a colter or plowshare whenever made use of as a bearing.
    • Either of two species of algæ. of the genus Porphyra, P. laciniata and P. vulgaris, known in Ireland and Scotland as sloke or Sloakan.
    • A dish composed of among the preceding algæ or of some comparable seaweed. See laver-bread.
    • Figuratively, the baptismal font; the spiritual regeneration of baptism; any cleaning for the spirit.
    • Australian playing tennis player just who in 1962 was the second man to win the Australian and French and English and US singles brands in identical 12 months; in 1969 he continued this task (born in 1938)
    • seaweed with delicious translucent crinkly green fronds
    • edible purple seaweeds
    • (Old Testament) huge basin used by a priest in an old Jewish temple to perform ritual ablutions
  • others:
    • Hanging.

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