Leonid

noun
Le·​o·​nid | \ ˈlē-ə-nid How to pronounce Leonid (audio) \
plural Leonids or Leonides\ lē-​ˈä-​nə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce Leonides (audio) \

Definition of Leonid

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

First Known Use of Leonid

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Leonid

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

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The first known use of Leonid was in 1876

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“Leonid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leonid. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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