Definition of lea noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//liː//
; NAmE NAmE//liː//
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an open area of land covered in grass Word Origin Old English lēa(h), of Germanic origin; related to Old High German loh ‘grove’, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit lokás ‘open space’, Latin lucus ‘grove’, and perhaps also to light.