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Sediment settling during fermentation, especially in wine; dregs.
[Middle English lies, pl. of lie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin lia, probably of Celtic origin; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]
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the sediment from an alcoholic drink
[C14: plural of obsolete lee, from Old French, probably from Celtic; compare Irish lige bed]
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Leesdregs; anything thrown away—Johnson, 1755.
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plural noun sediment, grounds, refuse, deposit, precipitate, dregs, settlings a glass-fronted barrel showing the wine resting on its lees.
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