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


[le-aw-ne] /lɛˈɔ nɛ/
Giovanni [jaw-vahn-nee] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni/ (Show IPA), 1908–2001, Italian political leader: prime minister 1963, 1968; president 1971–78.
Monte, Monte Leone. Unabridged
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  • leone took the chair, and Lady Chandos sat down on a footstool by her side.

    A Mad Love Bertha M. Clay
  • leone was waiting in the carriage to drive to the ferry across the Adige.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • "Nothing can ever change my opinion on that point," said leone.

    A Mad Love Bertha M. Clay
  • At this intelligence leone felt sure that he had found a new friend.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • The tables you have given, if given only in that form by Professor leone Levi, are anything but "instructive."

  • But leone looked about him, and thought it was a good place for a castle.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • Liszt defended the author of "leone Leoni," and read to the Countess from her books to prove his case.

  • leone, who had stopped singing, laid down his spoon and watched her.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • leone's heart almost stood still with a great throb of pain as she glanced steadily at the fair, lovely face of her rival.

    A Mad Love Bertha M. Clay
British Dictionary definitions for leone


the standard monetary unit of Sierra Leone, divided into 100 cents
Word Origin
C20: from Sierra Leone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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