dregs or sediment, as of fermenting wine
Origin of leesplural of lee (obs. in singular ) from Middle English lie from Old French from Medieval Latin lia from Gaulish an unverified form liga, akin to Old Irish lige, a bed, layer from Indo-European base an unverified form legh- from source lie
Sediment settling during fermentation, especially in wine; dregs.
Origin of leesMiddle English lies pl. of lie from Old French from Medieval Latin lia probably of Celtic origin ; see legh- in Indo-European roots.