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lea



Pronunciation: (lē, lā), [key]
n.
1. a tract of open ground, esp. grassland; meadow.
2. land used for a few years for pasture or for growing hay, then plowed over and replaced by another crop.
3. a crop of hay on tillable land.

adj.
untilled; fallow. Also,ley.

lea



Pronunciation: (lē), [key]
n.
1. a measure of yarn of varying quantity, for wool usually 80 yards (73 m), cotton and silk 120 yards (110 m), linen 300 yards (274 m).
2. Textiles.
a. a unit length used to ascertain the linear density of yarns.
b. a count or number representing units of linear measure per pound in linen or cotton yarn: a 20-lea yarn.

Le•a



Pronunciation: (lē for 1; lē'u for 2), [key]
n.
1. Homer, 1876–1912, U.S. soldier and author: adviser 1911–12 to Sun Yat-sen in China.
2. a female given name, form of Leah or Lee.

lea.




1. league.
2. leather.

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