Leonine

Definition of Leonine

Le´o`nine   Pronunciation: lē´ô`nīn
a.1.Pertaining to, or characteristic of, the lion; as, a leonine look; leonine rapacity.
Leonine verse
a kind of verse, in which the end of the line rhymes with the middle; - so named from Leo, or Leoninus, a Benedictine and canon of Paris in the twelfth century, who wrote largely in this measure, though he was not the inventor. The following line is an example:

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king of beasts, lion, Panthera leo
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