\ ˈlēz How to pronounce lees (audio) \

Definition of lees

: the sediment of a liquor (such as wine) during fermentation and aging : dregs

First Known Use of lees

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lees

Middle English lie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin lia

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The first known use of lees was in the 14th century

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