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leucon

[loo-kon] /ˈlu kɒn/
noun, Zoology.
1.
a type of sponge having a thick body wall with a highly branched canal system leading into the spongocoel.
Compare ascon, sycon.
Origin of leucon
< New Latin < Greek leukón, noun use of neuter of leukós white
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  • "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
  • The house and trees and machine were ready for leucon and my parents and me.

    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
  • The slaves leucon and Rhode who had been sold in Lycia had, on the death of their master, inherited his wealth.

    Essays on the Greek Romances Elizabeth Hazelton Haight
  • Stopping at Rhodes on his voyage he was discovered by leucon and Rhode, who now took care of him.

    Essays on the Greek Romances Elizabeth Hazelton Haight
  • leucon and Rhode shared all their happiness and Hippothoos too established himself in Ephesus to be near them.

    Essays on the Greek Romances Elizabeth Hazelton Haight
  • Galatea laughed delightedly at his surprises, and even leucon smiled a grey smile.

    Pygmalion's Spectacles Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
  • She looked at leucon nodding reflectively on his bench, then back to Dan, meeting his gaze.

    Pygmalion's Spectacles Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

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