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English definition of “lean”

lean

adjective (NO FAT)    /liːn/
describes meat that has little fat Various qualities of food thin and healthy : lean and fit Thin and fine
(Definition of lean adjective (NO FAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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