leucon

[ loo-kon ]

nounZoology.
  1. a type of sponge having a thick body wall with a highly branched canal system leading into the spongocoel.

Origin of leucon

1
<New Latin <Greek leukón, noun use of neuter of leukós white

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How to use leucon in a sentence

  • 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