1) A type of linen imported from the Low Countries.

It may have taken its name from Leuven the capital of the Flemish province of Brabant, in modern Belgium: 1465 3 C virgis lewan, Hull

1470 that noo saddiller ... set no seyte but of newe cannes [sic] or lewent, York

1485 de panno lineo vocato lewan lxvj uln?, Ripon

1489-90 60 vergis lewantt, Hull.

places York Ripon Hull
dates 1465 1470 1485 1489-1490

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