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lek 1

n. pl. lek·e (lĕk′ĕ) or leks
See Table at currency.

[Albanian, after Lek Dukagjin, 15th-century Albanian feudal lord and lawgiver.]

lek 2

1. A location where male animals of the same species gather and often present displays and where females go to select a male to mate with.
2. A group of males gathered at such a place.
intr.v. lekked, lek·king, leks
1. To have a mating system in which males form leks: mammals that lek.
2. To participate in a lek.

[Short for Swedish lekställe, playground, mating ground (as of black grouse) : lek, play, sport, mating; see fartlek + ställe, place.]


1. (Zoology) a small area in which birds of certain species, notably the black grouse, gather for sexual display and courtship
2. (Zoology) the act or practice of so gathering
[C19: perhaps from dialect lake (vb) from Old English lácan to frolic, fight, or perhaps from Swedish leka to play]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Albania, divided into 100 qindarka
[from Albanian]



n., v. lekked, lek•king. Animal Behav. n.
1. a place where males assemble during the mating season and engage in competitive displays that attract females.
2. (of a male) to assemble in a lek and engage in competitive displays.
[1865–70; < Swedish: mating ground]



n., pl. leks, lek•e (ˈlɛk ə)
the basic monetary unit of Albania.
[1925–30; < Albanian]


 a gathering or congregating, as in sport; as many as fifty birds gathered together.
Example: lek of black grouse, 1884.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lek - the basic unit of money in Albania
Albanian monetary unit - monetary unit in Albania
qindarka, qintar - 100 qindarka equal 1 lek in Albania
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In 2006, 8 leks were active and lek counts (maximum number of males counted in a morning) averaged 11 males (lek 2/24 = 1, lek 10/11 = 12, lek 16 = 25, lek 22 = 7, lek 30 = 18, lek 31C = 9, lek 34 = 11, lek 35 = 6).
The Prevalje plant - one of several Lek plants in Slovenia - produces only Amoksiklav antibiotic in the form of tablets and liquid, which is exported to 60 countries and is one of the top selling products of Sandoz, Novarits's generics arm reports Slovenia Times.
White males do not experience a mating advantage, regardless of lek composition," he said.
4 km of the lek (Giesen, 1998), although some females travel much farther to nest (Pitman et al.