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Leyden

[lahyd-n] /ˈlaɪd n/
noun
2.
John of, John of Leyden.
3.
4.
a Dutch cheese similar to Edam, often flavored with caraway seeds, cumin, cinnamon, or cloves.

Leiden

or Leyden

[lahyd-n] /ˈlaɪd n/
noun
1.
a city in W Netherlands.
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  • The first relates to the exact period of his residence at Leyden University.

  • He is a little man, born at Leyden in Holland; he was at Antwerp.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • I loved Mayken Floriszoon, who died at Leyden, the day after help came.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • In 1740, at Leyden, was discovered the jar which bears that name.

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  • But the last exclamation escaped him like the discharge from a Leyden jar.

    The Hunters of the Ozark Edward S. Ellis
  • Leyden and Amsterdam as quickly recall to our minds the name of Rembrandt.

    Great Artists, Vol 1. Jennie Ellis Keysor
  • Magrath was reading a treatise on medicine, in good Leyden Latin, by a lamp.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Betrayed thus by husband and adored son, the Leyden did battle.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • Abraham, an unworthy scion, struggled on at Leyden till 1712.

    The Library Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for Leyden

Leyden1

/ˈlaɪdən; Dutch ˈlɛidə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Leiden

Leyden2

/ˈlaɪdən/
noun

Leiden

/ˈlaɪdən; Dutch ˈlɛidə/
noun
1.
a city in the W Netherlands, in South Holland province: residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620; university (1575). Pop: 118 000 (2003 est)
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