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lei

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[ ley, ley-ee ]
/ leɪ, ˈleɪ i /
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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

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Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1835–45

Other definitions for lei (2 of 2)

lei2
[ ley ]
/ leɪ /

noun
plural of leu.
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British Dictionary definitions for lei (1 of 2)

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 2)

lei2
/ (leɪ) /

noun
the plural of leu
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