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lucernn. [Etymology uncertain.].
  •  A sort of hunting dog; -- perhaps from Lucerne, in Switzerland.  [1913 Webster]
    "My lucerns, too, or dogs inured to hunt
    Beasts of most rapine.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  An animal whose fur was formerly much in request (by some supposed to be the lynx).  [1913 Webster]
    "The polecat, mastern, and the richskinned lucern
    I know to chase.
    "  [1913 Webster]
lucernn. [F. luzerne.].
     A leguminous plant (Medicago sativa), having bluish purple cloverlike flowers, cultivated for fodder; -- called also alfalfa.  [1913 Webster]
lucernn. [L. lucerna.].
     A lamp.  Lydgate.  [1913 Webster]

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