Friday, 13 January 2012

Entry:   leonine (adj.)

Definition:     Resembling a lion or that of a lion; lion-like.

Other:   First usage in the OED is from Chaucer:

c1386    Chaucer Monk's Tale 656   So was he ful of leonyn corage.

SNOOT score:  1 (this entry strikes me as fairly common)

Page:  15

Source:  Oxford English Dictionary

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