/lee"euh nid/, n., pl. Leonids, Leonides /lee on"i deez'/. Astron.
any of a shower of meteors occurring around November 15 and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Leo.
[1875-80; < NL Leonides, equiv. to L Leon- (s. of Leo) LEO + -ides -ID1]

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(as used in expressions)
Brezhnev Leonid Ilich
Kantorovich Leonid Vitalyevich
Lavrovsky Leonid Mikhaylovich
Leonid Fyodorovich Miassin

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