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Leyden

modern Leiden, city in Holland, said to be from Germanic *leitha- "canal." Leyden jar, phial used for accumulating and storing static electricity (1755), so called because it was first described (in 1746) by physicist Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692-1761) of Leyden.

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Definitions of Leyden

Leyden (n.)
a city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620;
Synonyms: Leiden
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