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leucon

[loo-kon]
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noun Zoology.
  1. a type of sponge having a thick body wall with a highly branched canal system leading into the spongocoel.
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Compare ascon, sycon.

Origin of leucon

< New Latin < Greek leukón, noun use of neuter of leukós white
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  • The house and trees and machine were ready for Leucon and my parents and me.

    Pygmalion's Spectacles

    Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

  • "Leucon, who is called the Grey Weaver, told me," she explained smiling.

    Pygmalion's Spectacles

    Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

  • "This is Leucon," she said, as the ancient rose from his seat and spoke in English.

    Pygmalion's Spectacles

    Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

  • It was reserved for his son Leucon (387-347) to take this city.

  • Then they went to the house of Leucon and at a banquet that night told all their adventures.

    Essays on the Greek Romances

    Elizabeth Hazelton Haight