Definition of lucre :
1. A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage ( B. oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip ( B. campestris); the common turnip ( B. rapa); the rape or coleseed ( B. napus), etc.
2. Gain in money or goods; profit; riches; - often in an ill sense.
mesh, booty, scraping, prize, clams, popsicle, chicken feed, scrawl, dent, earnings, wage, starting line, profits, cyberspace, scar, meshwork, ice lolly, pillage, net profit, saccharide, colewort, prick, win, moola, net, dinero, cole, plunder, breadstuff, salary, lolly, abrasion, gain, peag, scribble, refined sugar, bread, incision, green, wampumpeag, borecole, slit, net income, simoleons, winnings, staff of life, mazuma, gelt, dirty money, boodle, sugar, pelf, pay, mark, brass, spoils, start, cultivated cabbage, chou, scratch line, lollipop, jack, cacography, meshing, network, shekels, kale, carbohydrate, excoriation, remuneration, lettuce, kail, cabbage, scrape, internet, long green, scratching, stops
money (part of speech: noun)
funds, check, receipts, change, purse, spending money, coinage, greenback, dough, wampum, money order, treasure, income, IOU, ways and means, sterling, nugget, promissory note, gross, bond, scratch, profit, bank note, draft, dollar, pocket money, moolah, capital, silver, cash, proceeds, stock, assets, pounds, wallet, net worth, ingot, wad, issue, worth, loot, money, petty cash, balance sheet, fortune, coupon, copper, wealth, currency, wherewithal, bullion, bill, gold, swag, bankroll, note
- He banished all luxury and softness from his own home, and, while citizens alike and strangers found in him an incorruptible judge and counselor, in private he devoted himself not to amusement or lucre, but to the worship of the immortal gods, and the rational contemplation of their divine power and nature. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- I have seen men engaged in the unlovely task of acquiring lucre by more or less improper means in various countries, but I never saw anything so horrible as the rapacity expressed upon the faces of this heated Bourse populace. - "A Wanderer in Paris", E. V. Lucas.
- Sir, he said, I do not seek filthy lucre. - "Allan and the Holy Flower", H. Rider Haggard.