Leo Minor, a small constellation between Leo and the Great Bear.

(Le"od) n. [AS. leód people, nation, man, chief; akin to OS. liud, OHG. liut, pl. liuti, G. leute, pl., fr. AS. leódan to grow, akin to Goth. liudan, OS. liodan, OHG. liotan to grow; cf. Skr. ruh. &radic123.] People; a nation; a man. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. Bp. Gibson.

(Le"on) n. A lion. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Le"onced) a. (Her.) See Lionced.

(Le`o*nese") (le`o*nez" or - nes"), a. Of or pertaining to Leon, in Spain.n. sing. & pl. A native or natives of Leon.

(Le"o*nid) n. [From Leo: cf. F. léonides, pl.] (Astron.) One of the shooting stars which constitute the star shower that recurs near the fourteenth of November at intervals of about thirty-three years; — so called because these shooting stars appear on the heavens to move in lines directed from the constellation Leo.

(Le"o*nine) a. [L. leoninus, fr. leo, leonis, lion: cf. F. léonin. See Lion.] Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the lion; as, a leonine look; leonine rapacity.Le"o*nine*ly, adv.

Leonine verse, a kind of verse, in which the end of the line rhymes with the middle; — so named from Leo, or Leoninus, a Benedictine and canon of Paris in the twelfth century, who wrote largely in this measure, though he was not the inventor. The following line is an example:

Gloria factorum temere conceditur horum.

(Le*on"to*don) n. [Gr. le`wn, le`ontos, lion + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, tooth. Cf. Lion's- tooth, Dandelion.] (Bot.) A genus of liguliflorous composite plants, including the fall dandelion (L. autumnale), and formerly the true dandelion; — called also lion's tooth.

(Leop"ard) n. [OE. leopart, leparde, lebarde, libbard, OF. leopard, liepart, F. léopard, L. leopardus, fr. Gr. leo`pardos; le`wn lion + pa`rdos pard. See Lion, and Pard.] (Zoöl.) A large, savage, carnivorous mammal It is of a yellow or fawn color, with rings or roselike clusters of black spots along the back and sides. It is found in Southern Asia and Africa. By some the panther (Felis pardus) is regarded as a variety of leopard.

Lentous to Less

(Len"tous) a. [L. lentus. See Lentor.] Viscid; viscous; tenacious.

Spawn of a lentous and transparent body.
Sir T. Browne.

(||L'en`voi", or L'en`voy") n. [F. le the + envoi a sending. See Envoy.]

1. One or more detached verses at the end of a literary composition, serving to convey the moral, or to address the poem to a particular person; — orig. employed in old French poetry. Shak.

2. A conclusion; a result. Massinger.

(||Le"o) n. [L. See Lion.] (Astron.)

1. The Lion, the fifth sign of the zodiac, marked thus [&Leo] in almanacs.

2. A northern constellation east of Cancer, containing the bright star Regulus at the end of the handle of the Sickle.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.