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lion  


      n  
1    a large gregarious predatory feline mammal, Panthera leo, of open country in parts of Africa and India, having a tawny yellow coat and, in the male, a shaggy mane  
   Related adj       leonine  
2    a conventionalized lion, the principal beast used as an emblem in heraldry. It has become the national emblem of Great Britain  
3    a courageous, strong, or bellicose person  
4    a celebrity or idol who attracts much publicity and a large following  
5    beard the lion in his den   to approach a feared or influential person, esp. in order to ask a favour  
6    the lion's share   the largest portion  
     (Old English lio, leo (Middle English lioun, from Anglo-Frenchliun), both from Latin leo, Greek leon)  


Coeur de Lion     (French)  
      n   Lion Heart: an epithet applied to Richard I (of England)  
Henry the Lion  
      n   ?1129--95, duke of Saxony (1142--81). His ambitions led to conflict with the Holy Roman Emperors, notably Frederick Barbarossa  
Lion  
      n   the. the constellation Leo, the fifth sign of the zodiac  
lion-hearted  
      adj   very brave; courageous  
  lion-heartedly      adv  
  lionheartedness      n  
mountain lion  
      n      another name for       puma  
Nemean lion  
      n     (Greek myth)   an enormous lion that was strangled by Hercules as his first labour  
sea lion  
      n   any of various large eared seals, such as Zalophus californianus (Californian sea lion), of the N Pacific, often used as a performing animal  
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