Le"o*nid, n. [From Leo: cf. F. l'eonides, pl.] Astron.

One of the shooting stars which constitute the star shower that recurs near the fourteenth of November at intervals of about thirty-three years; so called because shooting stars appear on the heavens to move in lines directed from the constellation Leo.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.