A very small dried bean that is cooked and eaten. (Cambridge Dictionary)
Lentils are the seeds of a lentil plant. They are usually dried and are used to make soups and stews. (Collins Dictionary)
A widely cultivated Eurasian annual leguminous plant (Lens culinaris) with flattened edible seeds and leafy stalks used as fodder. (Merriam – Webster)
A high-protein pulse which is dried and then soaked and cooked prior to eating. (Oxford Dictionaries)
Recipe. Lentil soup.