lei

1
[ ley, ley-ee ]
/ leɪ, ˈleɪ i /

noun, plural leis.

(in the Hawaiian Islands) a wreath of flowers, leaves, etc., for the neck or head.

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Origin of lei

1
Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1835–45

Definition for lei (2 of 3)

lei2
[ ley ]
/ leɪ /

noun

plural of leu.

Definition for lei (3 of 3)

leu
[ le-oo ]
/ ˈlɛ ʊ /

noun, plural lei [ley] /leɪ/.

a coin and monetary unit of Romania, equal to 100 bani. Abbreviation: L.
Also ley.

Origin of leu

1875–80; < Romanian: literally, lion, a designation based on Turkish arslanlι (arslan lion + -lι adj. suffix), name given to the Dutch rijksdaalder, which circulated in the later Ottoman Empire and bore the image of a lion
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British Dictionary definitions for lei (1 of 3)

lei1
/ (leɪ) /

noun

(in Hawaii) a garland of flowers, worn around the neck

Word Origin for lei

from Hawaiian

British Dictionary definitions for lei (2 of 3)

lei2
/ (leɪ) /

noun

the plural of leu

British Dictionary definitions for lei (3 of 3)

leu
/ (ˈleɪuː) /

noun plural lei (leɪ)

the standard monetary unit of Romania and Moldova, divided into 100 bani

Word Origin for leu

from Romanian: lion
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Medical definitions for lei

Leu

abbr.

leucine
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