(Lin"tie Lint"white`) (lint"hwit`), n. [AS. linetwige. See Linnet.] (Zoöl.) See Linnet. Tennyson.
(Lint"seed`) n. See Linseed.
(||Li"num) n. [L., flax.] (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants including the flax
(Li"on) n. [F. lion, L. leo, -onis, akin to Gr. le`wn. Cf. Chameleon, Dandelion, Leopard.]
1. (Zoöl.) A large carnivorous feline mammal found in Southern Asia and in most parts of Africa, distinct
varieties occurring in the different countries. The adult male, in most varieties, has a thick mane of long
shaggy hair that adds to his apparent size, which is less than that of the largest tigers. The length, however,
is sometimes eleven feet to the base of the tail. The color is a tawny yellow or yellowish brown; the mane
is darker, and the terminal tuft of the tail is black. In one variety, called the maneless lion, the male has
only a slight mane.
2. (Astron.) A sign and a constellation; Leo.
3. An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in
London at that time.
Such society was far more enjoyable than that of Edinburgh, for here he was not a lion, but a man.Prof. Wilson. American lion (Zoöl.), the puma or cougar. Lion ant (Zoöl.), the ant-lion. Lion dog (Zoöl.), a
fancy dog with a flowing mane, usually clipped to resemble a lion's mane. Lion lizard (Zoöl.), the
basilisk. Lion's share, all, or nearly all; the best or largest part; from Æsop's fable of the lion hunting
in company with certain smaller beasts, and appropriating to himself all the prey.
(Li"onced) a. (Her.) Adorned with lions' heads; having arms terminating in lions' heads; said
of a cross. [Written also leonced.]
(Li"on*cel) n. [OF., F. lionceau, dim. of lion.] (Her.) A small lion, especially one of several
borne in the same coat of arms.
(Li"on*el) n. [OF., dim. of lion.] (Zoöl.) The whelp of a lioness; a young lion.
(Li"on*ess), n. [OF. lionesse.] (Zoöl.) A female lion.
(Li"on*et) n. [OF., dim. of lion.] (Zoöl.) A young or small lion.
(Li"on-heart`) n. A very brave person.
(Li"on-heart`ed) a. Very brave; brave and magnanimous. Sir W. Scott.
(Li"on*hood) n. State of being a lion. Carlyle.
(Li"on*ism) n. An attracting of attention, as a lion; also, the treating or regarding as a lion.
(Li"on*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lionized p. pr. & vb. n. Lionizing (- i`zing).]
1. To treat or regard as a lion or object of great interest. J. D. Forbes.
2. To show the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct about among objects of interest. Macaulay.
(Li"on*like`) a. Like a lion; brave as a lion.
(Li"on*ly), a. Like a lion; fierce. [Obs.] Milton.