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legend

noun  /ˈledʒ·ənd/ us  

legend noun (STORY)

literature [C/U] an old story or set of stories from ancient times, or the stories that people tell about a famous event or person: [U] Cajun legend suggests that white alligators are a symbol of prosperity.

legend noun (FAME)

[C] someone who is very famous and admired, usually because of an ability in a particular area: Louis Armstrong is a jazz legend.

legend noun (EXPLANATION)

[C] the words written on or next to a picture, map, coin, etc., that explain what it is about or what the symbols on it mean
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