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

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Leonine (comparative more Leonine, superlative most Leonine)

Positive
Leonine

Comparative
more Leonine

Superlative
most Leonine

  1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the lion.
    His leonine face scared the young children.

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  • 1887: He [Landor] was a man of somewhat leonine aspect as regards the general appearance and expression of the head and face, which accorded well with the large and massive build of the figure, and to which a superbly curling white beard added not only picturesqueness, but a certain nobility. — Thomas Adolphus Trollope, What I Remember, Volume 2, Chapter XIV.

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leonine f.

  1. Feminine plural form of leoninocs:leonine

et:leonine fr:leonine io:leonine la:leonine hu:leonine te:leonine vi:leonine

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