lees definition

  • noun-plural:
    • Sediment settling during fermentation, particularly in wine; dregs.
    • Dregs. See 2d lee.
  • noun:
    • The deposit that settles during fermentation of beverages, comprising dead fungus and precipitated parts of the fruit.
    • Plural as a type of lee.
    • A leash.
    • plural See lee.
    • A Middle English as a type of leash.
    • See rent.
    • the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage

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