Pronunciation: (lep'ru-kôn", -kon"), [key]
—n. Irish Folklore.
1. a dwarf or sprite.
2. a conventionalized literary representation of this figure as a little old man who will reveal the location of a hidden crock of gold to anyone who catches him.
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