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lion in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlionli‧on /ˈlaɪən/ ●●● S3 W3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 lion.jpg HBAa large animal of the cat family that lives in Africa and parts of southern Asia. Lions have gold-coloured fur and the male has a mane (=long hair around its neck).lioness2 the lion’s share (of something)3 the lion’s den
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lionUnder law, a rancher may obtain a permit to kill a lion that is attacking his livestock.Like a lion with her cubs, they lick their own wounds and show little of themselves to outsiders.Mountain lion attacks on humans are rare.For the first time the hunting of lions was treated as picturesque.The lion is an ambush killer.The lion just moaned and looked forlorn.