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Leche - (noun & verb); slice. Plural of noun: leches, lechys. In
recipe titles, "leche" means "for slicing," "to be served in slices."
Led(e) - lid; top crust of pie or tart. Plural: ledys.
Let; Lethe - corruption of French lait: milk.
- light, small.
Licour(e) - liquor, in this case the liquid resulting from boiling something.
Lippe - lip; lower half of the beak.
Loches - loaches, a freshwater fish similar to a catfish.
Lordys - lord's. "Gode lordys mete" means "food fit for a lord."
Lory - a corruption of a word that is now "larded" and meant "with other
Losinges - long thin strips.
Luce - a full-grown pike (fish).
Ly; Lye - allay; see A-lay.
Lycoure; Lycowr; Lykoure - liquor.
Lyid - allayed; seasoned.
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Lyuer - liver. Plural: lyuers, lyuerys.
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