\ ˈlek How to pronounce lek (audio) \

Definition of lek

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: an assembly area where animals (such as the prairie chicken) carry on display and courtship behavior also : an aggregation of animals assembled on a lek for courtship
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plural lekë\ ˈle-​kə How to pronounce lekë (audio) \ or leks also leku\ ˈle-​kü How to pronounce leku (audio) \

Definition of lek (Entry 2 of 3)

the basic monetary unit of Albania — see Money Table


geographical name
\ ˈlek How to pronounce Lek (audio) \

Definition of Lek (Entry 3 of 3)

river 40 miles (64 kilometers) long in the Netherlands flowing west into the Atlantic

Note: The Lek is the northern branch of the lower Rhine River.

First Known Use of lek

Noun (1)

1871, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lek

Noun (1)

Swedish, short for lekställe mating ground, from lek mating, sport + ställe place

Noun (2)


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“Lek.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lek. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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