Formed as a singular from Old Catalan llémenes, feminine of a masculine plural llémens, from a Vulgar Latin *lēndinem, accusative of *lēndō or *lēndis, as a variant of Latin lēns, lēndem (perhaps altered under the influence of Latin cimex, cimicem). Compare Portuguese lêndea, Italian lendine, Romanian lindină.
llémena f (plural llémenes)
- A nit.
- (textiles, usually in the plural) A small defect in a piece of cloth with the appearance of a nit.
- A hedgehog mushroom (Hydnum repandum), so named from having bodies with the appearance of a nit instead of gills on the underside of the fruiting body to disperse the spores.
- poll (louse)