Definition of Lyon in English:


Line breaks: Lyon
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪən
(in full Lord Lyon or Lyon King of Arms)


The chief herald of Scotland.
More example sentences
  • For the flamboyant Lyon, who bore a tattoo of a tiger's head on his chest that gave the mission its name, it was also personal.
  • The Lyon, who had stayed back with the Richelieu was also overwhelmed by missiles.


late Middle English: archaic variant of lion, named from the lion on the royal shield.

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