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. Byron.

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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