lea

noun
\ ˈlē How to pronounce lea (audio) , ˈlā How to pronounce lea (audio) \
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Definition of lea

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Definition of lea (Entry 2 of 2)

leather

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Examples of lea in a Sentence

Noun

across the lea rolls a lonely wagon the cattle were free to range over the lea

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Named for the city’s pre-1925 moniker, the lea was spared from possible development in 2003 by local conservation group Siskiyou Land Trust. Brian Coyne, SFChronicle.com, "One Day, One Place: Mount Shasta, California," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of lea

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lea

Noun

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

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