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lion

noun [C]  /ˈlɑɪ·ən/ (female lioness,  /ˈlɑɪ·ə·nəs/) us  
a large, strong animal of the cat family from Africa and Asia which has yellow-brown fur, the male having a large mane (= long neck fur)
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