Definition of Leonids in English:

Leonids

Line breaks: Leo|nids
Pronunciation: /ˈliːənɪdz
 
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Astronomy
  • An annual meteor shower with a radiant in the constellation Leo, reaching a peak about 17 November.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin leo, leon- (see Leo2) + -id3.

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