le·​xia | \ ləˈhēə \
plural -s

Definition of lexia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a soft light-colored raisin produced chiefly in Spain and Australia from which vinifera grapes that are treated with a caustic solution and sometimes with olive oil before drying
-lex·​ia | \ ˈleksēə \
plural -s

Definition of -lexia (Entry 2 of 2)

: reading of (such) a kind or with (such) an impairment bradylexia dyslexia

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History and Etymology for lexia


perhaps from obsolete Spanish lexía lye (now lejía), from Latin lixiva, feminine of lixivus consisting of lye

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek lexis word, speech

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“Lexia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lexia. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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