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lea(lē, lā) also ley (lā, lē)
A grassland; a meadow.
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
[before 900; Middle English lege, lei, Old English lēah, c. dial. Dutch loo (as in Waterloo), Old High German lōh, Latin lūcus]
Leaa measure of yarn which varies according to type, i.e., worsted [80 yards] or cotton [120 yards], 1399.
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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