Leonid

Leonid

[lee-uh-nid]
noun, plural Leonids, Leonides [lee-on-i-deez] . Astronomy.
any of a shower of meteors occurring around November 15 and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Leo.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin Leonidēs, equivalent to Latin Leōn- (stem of Leō) Leo + -idēs -id1

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Leonid (ˈliːənɪd)
 
n , pl Leonids, Leonides
any member of a meteor shower that is usually insignificant, but more spectacular every 33 years, and occurs annually in mid-November, appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Leo
 
[C19: from New Latin Leōnidēs, from leō lion]

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