<astronomy> 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.

Origin: From Leo: cf. F. Leonides, pl.

(01 Mar 1998)

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