Leonine definition

lēə-nīn
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a lion.
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Resembling or suggestive of a lion, as in being powerful or dignified.
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Of, characteristic of, or like a lion.
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The definition of leonine is someone or something that is like a lion.

An example of a leonine person is a person with a big mane of fluffy hair.

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Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the lion.

His leonine face scared the young children.

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Origin of leonine

  • Middle English from Old French leonin from Latin leōnīnus from leō leōn- lion lion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin leōnīnus 'of a lion; lion-like'.

    From Wiktionary