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lei

noun \ ˈlā , ˈlā-ˌē \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of lei

: a wreath or necklace usually of flowers or leaves

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Origin and Etymology of lei

Hawaiian

lei Synonyms

Related Words

torque (or torc);

beads, carcanet [archaic], rivière;

rope, strand;

bangle, lavaliere (also lavalliere), locket, pendant (also pendent);


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lei

noun \ ˈlā \

Definition of lei

  • plural of leu
the basic monetary unit of Moldova and Romania — see Money Table

LEI Defined for English Language Learners

lei

Definition of lei for English Language Learners

  • : a necklace of flowers that is given to a visitor in Hawaii



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