from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Sediment settling during fermentation, especially in wine; dregs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sediment that settles during fermentation of beverages, consisting of dead yeast and precipitated parts of the fruit.
- n. Plural form of lee.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Dregs. See 2d lee.
- n. A leash.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. plural See lee.
- n. A Middle English form of leash.
- n. See lease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage
Middle English lies, pl. of lie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin lia, probably of Celtic origin; see legh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French lies, from Medieval Latin liæ (plural of lias), from Gaulish *liga 'silt, sediment', akin to Welsh llai, Old Breton leh 'deposit, silt' (modern lec'hi 'lees'). (Wiktionary)