lea rig


: a grassy ridge or piece of land : a ridge left unplowed in a cultivated field

Word History


from (assumed) Middle English (northern dialect) leye rig, from Old English lǣghrycg, from lǣg- fallow + hrycg back, ridge (fallow), ridge

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“Lea rig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lea%20rig. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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