Definition of Ericsson, Leif in English:

Share this entry

Ericsson, Leif

Pronunciation: /ˈɛrɪks(ə)n/
(also Ericson or Eriksson)
(970–1020), Norse explorer, son of Eric the Red. He sailed westward from Greenland (circa 1000) and visited land variously identified as Labrador, Newfoundland, or New England, which he named Vinland because of the vines he claimed to have found growing there.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Leif Erics|son

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.