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lei (flower arrangement)

Definition:

flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

leis

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

crown | laurel wreath

Synonyms:

chaplet | coronal | garland | wreath

Etymology:

Hawaiian, "ornament worn about the neck or head".
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of lei...

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

lei [Hawaiian garland]

a garland or necklace of flowers given in Hawaii as a token of welcome or farewell. Leis are most commonly made of carnations, kika blossoms, ginger ... (26 of 127 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/335242​/lei

Collins Dictionary:

lei | leu

(in Hawaii) a garland of flowers, worn around the neck | [plural] "leu" | the standard monetary unit of Romania and Moldova, divided into 100 bani (24 of 382 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lei

Wikipedia:

Lei [disambiguation] | Leis

may refer to: Lei, the plural form of Leu, the name of two currencies. See Romanian leu and Moldovan leu | Lei (garland), a Hawaiian flower necklace | Lei (surname), a Chinese name | Lei, Italy, a town in Sardinia | Lei Clijsters (1956-2009), Belgian ... (41 of 237 words, 18 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Lei

Merriam-Webster:

leu | lei [plural]

see money table (3 of 24 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/leu

lei [entry 1, noun] | choker [synonym] | collar [synonym] | dog collar [synonym] | necklace [synonym] | torque [similar] | beads [similar] | carcanet [archaic, similar] | rivière [archaic, similar] | ...

a wreath or necklace usually of flowers or leaves (9 of 77 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lei

Oxford Dictionary:

leu | lei [plural]

the basic monetary unit of Romania, equal to 100 bani (10 of 33 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/leu

lei [entry 1]

a Polynesian garland of flowers (5 of 24 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/lei

Random House Dictionary:

lei | leis [plural]

(in the Hawaiian Islands) a wreath of flowers, leaves, etc., for the neck or head. | "lei" : plural of "leu". (20 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/lei

American Heritage Dictionary:

lei | leis [plural]

A garland of flowers, especially one worn around the neck. | Plural of leu. (13 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lei

Wiktionary:

lei | leis [plural]

A garland of flowers in Hawaii. | Plural form of leu (10 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lei

New World Dictionary:

lei | leis [plural]

in Hawaii, a wreath of flowers and leaves, generally worn about the neck | "leu" (14 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lei

Cambridge Dictionary:

lei | leis [plural]

a circle of flowers, usually worn around the neck (9 of 16 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/lei

Macmillan British Dictionary:

wreath [countable] | wreaths [plural]

a circle of flowers or leaves that you put on a grave to show that you are ... | something that is in the shape of a circle (27 of 92 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/wreath

Encarta Dictionary:

leu | lei [plural]

the main unit of currency in Romania and Moldova (9 of 31 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696326​/definition​.html  [offline]

lei [entry 1] | leis [plural]

a garland of flowers, especially one worn around the neck in Hawaii and other parts of Polynesia (17 of 35 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696107​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

lei

First use: 1843

Origin: Hawaiian, "ornament worn about the neck or head".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=lei

Collins Dictionary:

lei | leu

Origin: from Hawaiian | from Romanian: lion

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lei

Wiktionary:

lei | leis [plural]

Origin: Hawaiian lei | Romanian lei

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/lei

American Heritage Dictionary:

lei | leis [plural]

Origin: Hawaiian.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lei

New World Dictionary:

lei | leis [plural]

Origin: Hawaiian

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lei

Merriam-Webster:

lei [entry 1, noun]

First use: 1843

Origin: Hawaiian

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lei

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

lei | leu

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "lei"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "lei"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lei

Cambridge Dictionary:

lei | leis [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "lei"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "lei"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/lei

the Free Dictionary:

lei

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "lei"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "lei"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "lei" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/lei

Google Dictionary:

lei | leis [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "lei"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=lei

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

lei

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "lei" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/lei

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