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.