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leone

[ lee-ohn ]
/ liˈoʊn /
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noun

a paper money, cupronickel or silver coin, and monetary unit of Sierra Leone, equal to 100 cents.

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Origin of leone

1960–65; (Sierra) Leone

Definition for leone (2 of 2)

Leone
[ le-aw-ne ]
/ lɛˈɔ nɛ /

noun

Gio·van·ni [jaw-vahn-nee], /dʒɔˈvɑn ni/, 1908–2001, Italian political leader: prime minister 1963, 1968; president 1971–78.
Monte, Monte Leone.
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British Dictionary definitions for leone

leone
/ (liːˈəʊnɪ) /

noun

the standard monetary unit of Sierra Leone, divided into 100 cents

Word Origin for leone

C20: from Sierra Leone
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