from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The currency unit of Albania, divided into 100 qindarka.
- n. An aggregation of male animals for the purposes of courtship and display.
- v. To take part in the courtship and display behaviour of a lek.
- v. To play.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A dialectal variant of lake.
- n. An assemblage of black cocks, Tetrao tetrix, during the pairing season, when the birds select their mates.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the basic unit of money in Albania
Lekking behavior, biologists call it, and the display site itself is known as a lek.
I have no doubt the two party crashers at my lek were the same two I had flushed off their pole four miles back.
Fortunately we were off to finally check Scottys Peak lek, which is only about a dozen miles from town.
In ornithology, a lek is a pocket of forest where male birds put on curious sexual displays.
The only known 'lek' mating system in any marine mammal in the world is observable amongst South Cove dugong.
(It wasn't until I was parked at the second new lek, which is actually the first new lek, that I remember one if the reasons I bought this Olympus camera is because it can use regular alkaline batteries.
"The female Twi'lek's voice was tinged with just a touch of cynicism.
We did not find the lek but discovered some beautiful natural outcrops of rock and juniper, and raced from one to the next, proclaiming each rock-and-tree arrangement more handsome than the last.
Bo.lan Duangporn 'Bo' Songvisava and Dylan Jones' seven-course degustation menu changes regularly, but you can expect something like gaeng ki lek a northern Thai curry dish, along with a fiery representative from the far south.
He adds: "Although he had hopes for being the reincarnation of the All-knowing Yon-ten Gya-tso, he was made the reincarnation of Ngak-wang Ge-lek" (thams cad mkhyen pa yon tan rgya mtsho'i sprul sku yong du re yang ngag dbang dge legs kyi sprul sku byas pas).