leone

noun
le·​one | \ lē-ˈōn How to pronounce leone (audio) \
plural leones also leone

Definition of leone

the basic monetary unit of Sierra Leone — see Money Table

Examples of leone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under Napoleon’s rule, the French occupied Venice and proceeded to loot it, damaging parts of the city including the Venetian Arsenal—and destroying many of the bocche di leone. Kasia Dietz, Travel, 4 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of leone

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leone

Sierra Leone

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“Leone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leone. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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