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Leonid

[ lee-uh-nid ]
/ ˈli ə nɪd /
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noun, plural Le·o·nids, Le·on·i·des [lee-on-i-deez]. /liˈɒn ɪˌdiz/. Astronomy.
any of a shower of meteors occurring around November 15 and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Leo.
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Origin of Leonid

1875–80; <New Latin Leonidēs, equivalent to Latin Leōn- (stem of Leō) Leo + -idēs-id1
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Leonid
/ (ˈliːənɪd) /

noun plural Leonids or Leonides (lɪˈɒnɪˌdiːz)
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

Word Origin for Leonid

C19: from New Latin Leōnidēs, from leō lion
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