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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)
Translations of “lion”
in Korean 사자…
in Arabic أسَد…
in French lion, lionne…
in Turkish aslan…
in Italian leone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獅,獅子, 大師,巨匠, 高人…
in Russian лев…
in Polish lew…
in Spanish león, leona…
in Portuguese leão…
in German der Löwe…
in Catalan lleó…
in Japanese ライオン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 狮,狮子, 大师,巨匠, 高人…
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