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.