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Lei·denalso Ley·den (līd′n)
A city of southwest Netherlands northeast of The Hague. Dating from Roman times, Leiden has had an important textile industry since the 1500s. Its university, founded in 1575, was a noted center for the study of theology, science, and medicine in the 1600s and 1700s.
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Leiden(ˈlaɪdən; Dutch ˈlɛidə) or
(Placename) a city in the W Netherlands, in South Holland province: residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620; university (1575). Pop: 118 000 (2003 est)
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or Ley•den(ˈlaɪd n)
a city in W Netherlands. 107,893.
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|Noun||1.||Leiden - a city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620|
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