Lid (?), n. [AS. hlid, fr. hlidan (in comp.) to cover, shut; akin to OS. hlidan (in comp.), D. lid, OHG. hlit, G. augenlid eyelid, Icel. hli gate, gateway. .]
That which covers the opening of a vessel or box, etc. ; a movable cover; as, the lid of a chest or trunk.
The cover of the eye; an eyelid.
Tears, big tears, gushed from the rough soldier's lid.
3. Bot. (a)
The cover of the spore cases of mosses.
A calyx which separates from the flower, and falls off in a single piece, as in the Australian Eucalypti.
The top of an ovary which opens transversely, as in the fruit of the purslane and the tree which yields Brazil nuts.
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