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leone

[lee-ohn] /liˈoʊn/
noun
1.
a paper money, cupronickel or silver coin, and monetary unit of Sierra Leone, equal to 100 cents.
Origin of leone
1960-1965
1960-65;(Sierra) Leone

Leone

[le-aw-ne] /lɛˈɔ nɛ/
noun
1.
Giovanni [jaw-vahn-nee] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni/ (Show IPA), 1908–2001, Italian political leader: prime minister 1963, 1968; president 1971–78.
2.
Monte, Monte Leone.
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  • leone was waiting in the carriage to drive to the ferry across the Adige.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • The man known as Leoncino was believed to be a son of the famous leone, and boasted of it.

    Corleone F. Marion Crawford
  • leone, who had stopped singing, laid down his spoon and watched her.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • leone flushed with pleasure, a healthy red that was good to see.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • But at the same time she felt a vague fear that he was going to speak of leone.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • With difficulty she asked if leone and his tutor had been seen.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • At this intelligence leone felt sure that he had found a new friend.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • Giuliana saw, too, that Maria did not like to be alone, even with leone.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • But leone looked about him, and thought it was a good place for a castle.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for leone

leone

/liːˈəʊnɪ/
noun
1.
the standard monetary unit of Sierra Leone, divided into 100 cents
Word Origin
C20: from Sierra Leone
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