Etymology
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ley (n.)

"line of a prehistoric track; alignment of natural and artificial features," 1922 [Alfred Watkins], apparently a variant of lea. Popular topic in Britain in 1920s-30s and again 1960s-70s.

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Definitions of ley

ley (n.)
a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock;
Synonyms: pasture / pastureland / grazing land / lea
From wordnet.princeton.edu