- any of a shower of meteors occurring around November 15 and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Leo.
Origin of Leonid
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- any member of a meteor shower that is usually insignificant, but more spectacular every 33 years, and occurs annually in mid-November, appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Leo
C19: from New Latin Leōnidēs, from leō lion
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