Pronunciation: (lē'ō), [key]
—gen. Le•o•nisPronunciation: (lē-ō'nis) [key] for 1.
1. Astron.the Lion, a zodiacal constellation between Virgo and Cancer, containing the bright star Regulus.
a. the fifth sign of the zodiac: the fixed fire sign. See illus. under zodiac.
b. a person born under this sign, usually between July 23rd and August 22nd.
3. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “lion.”
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