1 a field, earth, ground 20-.
2 the hair e19. etymology: possibly a development from Scots Gaelic lèana ‘a field or meadow’; attested by Galloway and Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies and BS in TDITA; also collected by EMcC/PS; sense 2 only collected by Rev John Baird from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies and is possibly an extension from sense 1 note:
Jess Smith however, informed me of a folk etymology, ‘Travellers used to leave a mark on a dyke or near a kerb which sometimes read L N M, meaning there was a stopping ground or field nearby’.
Cited by Canadian Paul Pope (2013) and defined as ‘earth, soil, field and garden’.