The definition of a lea is a meadow or field, or a length measurement of yarn which depends on the type and density of the yarn.(noun)
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Origin: ME leye < OE leah, orig., open ground in a wood, akin to Du -loo (in Waterloo, Ger -loh, grove < IE base *leuk-, to light > light & L lucus, grove, orig., clearing, glade
Origin: ME lee, prob. taken as sing. of leese < OFr lesse: see leash
See lea in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English leie
Origin: , from Old English lēah; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
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