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le·o·nine

 (lē′ə-nīn′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lion.
2. Resembling or suggestive of a lion, as in being powerful or dignified.

[Middle English, from Old French leonin, from Latin leōnīnus, from leō, leōn-, lion; see lion.]

leonine

(ˈliːəˌnaɪn)
adj
(Zoology) of, characteristic of, or resembling a lion
[C14: from Latin leōnīnus, from leō lion]

Leonine

(ˈliːəˌnaɪn)
adj
1. (Roman Catholic Church) connected with one of the popes called Leo
2. (Placename) Leonine City a district of Rome on the right bank of the Tiber fortified by Pope Leo IV
3. (Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to certain prayers in the Mass prescribed by Pope Leo XIII
n
(Poetry)
a. a type of medieval hexameter or elegiac verse having internal rhyme
b. a type of English verse with internal rhyme

le•o•nine

(ˈli əˌnaɪn)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a lion.
2. resembling or suggestiveof a lion.
3. (cap.) of or pertaining to any of the popes named Leo.
[1350–1400; Middle English leonyn < Latin leōnīnus lionlike =leō lion + -īnus -ine1]
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Adj.1.leonine - of or characteristic of or resembling a lion
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leonine

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leonine

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