Leonids

Leonid

(Science: astronomy) One of the shooting stars which constitute the star shower that recurs near the fourteenth of november at intervals of about thirty-three years; so called because shooting stars appear on the heavens to move in lines directed from the constellation leo.

Origin: From Leo: cf. F. Leonides, pl.


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