lu·lav (l-läv, llôv′) Judaism
n. pl. lu·lav·im (l-lä-vēm, -lôvĭm) or lu·lavs
1. A bundle containing a palm frond, two willow branches, and three myrtle branches that is ceremonially waved during the celebration of Sukkot.
2. The palm frond from such a bundle.
[Mishnaic Hebrew lûlāb, sprout, palm branch, from liblēb, to bloom; see lblb in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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