Androcles

[ an-druh-kleez ]
/ ˈæn drəˌkliz /
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noun Roman Legend.

a slave who was spared in the arena by a lion from whose foot he had long before extracted a thorn.
Also An·dro·clus [an-druh-kluh s] /ˈæn drə kləs/.
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Androcles

Androclus (ˈændrəkləs)

/ (ˈændrəˌkliːz) /

noun

(in Roman legend) a slave whose life was spared in the arena by a lion from whose paw he had once extracted a thorn
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