Leonid

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noun Le·o·nid \ ˈlē-ə-nid \

Definition of Leonid

plural Leonids or Leonides play \lē-ˈä-nə-ˌdēz\
:any of the meteors in a meteor shower occurring every year about November 14

Origin and Etymology of leonid

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


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