from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the falling stars of the meteor shower recurring annually in mid-November.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Each of a shower of meteorites which fall from the area of sky around the constellation Leo in November.
- proper n. A male given name, a transliteration of a common Russian name.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 these shooting stars appear on the heavens to move in lines directed from the constellation Leo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the Leonides.
From Latin Leō, Leōn-, Leo; see Leo.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin leo. (Wiktionary)
From Russian Леонид (Leonid), from Ancient Greek Λεωνίδας. Cognate with the English historical name Leonidas. (Wiktionary)