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León

[ley-ohn; Spanish le-awn]
noun
1.
a province in NW Spain: formerly a kingdom. 5936 sq. mi. (15,375 sq. km).
2.
the capital of this province.
3.
a city in W Guanajuato, in central Mexico.
4.
a city in W Nicaragua: the former capital.
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León (Spanish leˈɔn)
 
n
1.  a region and former kingdom of NW Spain, which united with Castile in 1230
2.  a city of NW Spain: capital of the kingdom of León (10th century). Pop: 135 634 (2003 est)
3.  Official name: León de los Aldamas a city in central Mexico, in W Guanajuato state: commercial centre of a rich agricultural region. Pop: 1 438 000 (2005 est)
4.  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)

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Leon
medieval kingdom in northwestern Spain, said to be from L. legionis (septimae) "of the Seventh Legion," which was stationed thereabouts in Roman times; the name probably then conformed to Sp. leon "lion."
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Example sentences for leon
In fact, leon often bribes him with sweets and pastries in return for information.
Arrogant and condescending, leon gives little thought to the lives of common people.
His mother signed for his receipt of her gift, writing leon bismark beiderbecke.
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