leavings


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leav·ings

 (lē′vĭngz)
pl.n.
Scraps or remains; residue: The turkey leavings were fed to the dog.

leavings

(ˈliːvɪŋz)
pl n
something remaining, such as food on a plate, residue, refuse, etc
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leavings

plural noun leftovers, remains, bits, pieces, refuse, waste, sweepings, scraps, spoil, fragments, remnants, residue, dregs, orts (archaic or dialect) She scraped the leavings from plates into a bucket.

leavings

noun
What remains after a part has been used or subtracted:
Translations

leavings

[ˈliːvɪŋz] NPLsobras fpl, restos mpl

leavings

pl (= food)(Über)reste pl; (= rubbish)Abfälle pl

leavings

[ˈliːvɪŋz] nplavanzi mpl, rimasugli mpl
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