leaving

[ lee-ving ]
/ ˈli vɪŋ /

noun

something that is left; residue.
leavings, leftovers or remains; refuse.

Nearby words

  1. leavening,
  2. leavenworth,
  3. leavenworth, fort,
  4. leaves,
  5. leaves of grass,
  6. leavings,
  7. leavis,
  8. leavis, f. r.,
  9. leavitt,
  10. leavy

Origin of leaving

First recorded in 1300–50, leaving is from the Middle English word leving. See leave1, -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for leavings

leavings

/ (ˈliːvɪŋz) /

pl n

something remaining, such as food on a plate, residue, refuse, etc
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