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1. A historical region and former kingdom of northwest Spain. United first with Asturias (eighth-ninth century), it was conquered by Castile in 1037, became independent in 1157, and was rejoined with Castile in 1230.
2. A city of central Mexico east-northeast of Guadalajara. It was founded in the 1570s and today is a commercial and industrial center in a rich mining area.
3. A city of northwest Spain at the foot of the Cantabrian Mountains south-southeast of Oviedo. The capital of the medieval kingdom of León, it is now a popular tourist center.


(Spanish leˈɔn)
1. (Placename) a region and former kingdom of NW Spain, which united with Castile in 1230
2. (Placename) a city of NW Spain: capital of the kingdom of León (10th century). Pop: 135 634 (2003 est)
3. (Placename) a city in central Mexico, in W Guanajuato state: commercial centre of a rich agricultural region. Pop: 1 438 000 (2005 est). Official name: León de los Aldamas
4. (Placename) a city in W Nicaragua: one of the oldest towns of Central America, founded in 1524; capital of Nicaragua until 1855; university (1812). Pop: 168 000 (2005 est)



1. a province in NW Spain: formerly a kingdom. 598,721; 5936 sq. mi. (15,375 sq. km).
2. the capital of this province. 137,414.
3. a city in W Guanajuato, in central Mexico. 758,279.
4. a city in W Nicaragua: the former capital. 171,375.
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Noun1.Leon - a historical area and former kingdom in northwestern SpainLeon - a historical area and former kingdom in northwestern Spain
2.Leon - a city in northwestern Spain at the foot of the Cantabrian Mountains
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
3.Leon - a city in central Mexico
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810


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The defendants denied controlling prostitution for gain and money laundering, until "leading light" Leon, 35, admitted both charges.
Leon, from Honley, has so far raised PS100 for The Forget Me Not Children's Hospice as part of his passionate drive, prompted by finding out about the devastating fire at its Brackenhall-based Russell House centre.