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Leonid

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noun, Le·o·nid \ˈlē-ə-nid\

Definition of Leonid

plural Leonids or Leonides play \lē-ˈä-nə-ˌdēz\

  1. :  any of the meteors in a meteor shower occurring every year about November 14



Origin of leonid

Latin Leon-, Leo; from their appearing to radiate from a point in Leo


First Known Use: 1876


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