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lea(lē, lā) also ley (lā, lē)
A grassland; a meadow.
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1. (Agriculture) poetic a meadow or field
2. (Agriculture) land that has been sown with grass seed
[Old English lēah; related to German dialect loh thicket]
1. (Units) a unit for measuring lengths of yarn, usually taken as 80 yards for wool, 120 yards for cotton and silk, and 300 yards for linen
2. (Units) a measure of yarn expressed as the length per unit weight, usually the number of leas per pound
[C14: of uncertain origin]
(in Britain) abbreviation for
(Education) Local Education Authority
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[before 900; Middle English lege, lei, Old English lēah, c. dial. Dutch loo (as in Waterloo), Old High German lōh, Latin lūcus]
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Leaa measure of yarn which varies according to type, i.e., worsted [80 yards] or cotton [120 yards], 1399.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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|Noun||1.||lea - a unit of length of thread or yarn|
|2.||lea - a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock|
cow pasture - a pasture for cows
grassland - land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
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lea[liː] N (poet) → prado m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
LEA[ˌɛliːˈeɪ] n abbr (British) (=local education authority) → académie f autorité locale chargée de l'enseignement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (poet) → Au(e) f (poet), → Wiesengrund m (liter)
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