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lea

noun \ˈlē, ˈlā\

Definition of lea

  1. 1 :  grassland, pasture

  2. 2 usually ley :  arable land used temporarily for hay or grazing



Examples of lea

  1. <across the lea rolls a lonely wagon>

  2. <the cattle were free to range over the lea>



Variants of lea

or ley play \ˈlē, ˈlā\

Origin of lea

Middle English leye, from Old English lēah; akin to Old High German lōh thicket, Latin lucus grove, lux light — more at light


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

Rhymes with lea

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, ski, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee


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lea

abbreviation

Definition of lea

  1. leather



Other Fur and Leather Terms


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