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Leander

noun Le·an·der \lē-ˈan-dər\

Definition of LEANDER

:  a youth in Greek mythology who swims the Hellespont nightly to visit Hero and who ultimately drowns in one of the crossings

Origin of LEANDER

Latin, from Greek Leandros
First Known Use: 1513

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