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lion US English

A large tawny-colored cat that lives in prides, found in Africa and northwestern India. The male has a flowing shaggy mane and takes little part in hunting, which is done cooperatively by the females

the Lion in lion US English

The zodiacal sign or constellation Leo

Lion in lion US English

A member of a Lions Club

ant lion US English

An insect that resembles a dragonfly, with predatory larvae that construct conical pits into which insect prey, especially ants, fall

sea lion US English

An eared seal occurring mainly on Pacific coasts, the large male of which has a mane on the neck and shoulders

lion dance US English

A traditional Chinese dance in which the dancers are masked and costumed to resemble lions

Nemean lion New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

monstrous lion killed by Hercules

lion's paw US English

A large Caribbean bivalve mollusk with a thick reddish fan-shaped shell that bears coarse radial ribs

lion tamarin US English

A rare tamarin with a golden or black and golden coat and an erect mane, found only in Brazil

mountain lion US English

Another term for cougar.

lion's share US English

The biggest or greatest part

beard the lion in his den US English

Confront or challenge someone on their own ground

lionhearted US English

Brave and determined

William I1 US English

(1143–1214), grandson of David I; king of Scotland 1165–1214; known as William the Lion

Ranjit Singh US English

(1780–1839), Indian maharaja; founder of the Sikh state of Punjab; known as the Lion of the Punjab. He proclaimed himself maharaja of Punjab in 1801 and went on to make it the most powerful state in India

beard the lion in his den in beard US English

Confront or challenge someone on their own ground

Richard US English

Richard I (1157–99), son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine; reigned 1189–99; known as Richard Coeur de Lion or Richard the Lionheart. He led the Third Crusade, defeating Saladin at Arsuf (1191), but failed to capture Jerusalem. Returning home, he was held hostage by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI until being released in 1194 on payment of a huge ransom

William the Lion in William I1 US English

(1143–1214), grandson of David I; king of Scotland 1165–1214; known as William the Lion

golden lion tamarin in lion tamarin US English

A rare tamarin with a golden or black and golden coat and an erect mane, found only in Brazil

Lion of the Punjab in Ranjit Singh US English

(1780–1839), Indian maharaja; founder of the Sikh state of Punjab; known as the Lion of the Punjab. He proclaimed himself maharaja of Punjab in 1801 and went on to make it the most powerful state in India

Lion of the Punjab in Ranjit Singh New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(1780–1839), founder of the Sikh state of Punjab; known as the Lion of the Punjab

Richard Coeur de Lion in Richard US English

Richard I (1157–99), son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine; reigned 1189–99; known as Richard Coeur de Lion or Richard the Lionheart. He led the Third Crusade, defeating Saladin at Arsuf (1191), but failed to capture Jerusalem. Returning home, he was held hostage by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI until being released in 1194 on payment of a huge ransom

Richard Coeur de Lion in Richard I New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(1157–99), king of England 1189–99; known as Richard Coeur de Lion or Richard the Lionheart

beard the lion in his den or lair in beard US English

Confront or challenge someone on their own ground