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Leyden

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

or Ley·den

[lahyd-n]
noun
  1. a city in W Netherlands.
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

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


British Dictionary definitions for leyden

Leyden1

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Leiden
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Leyden2

noun
  1. See Lucas van Leyden
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Leiden

Leyden

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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