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lep•re•chaun /ˈlɛprəˌkɔn, -ˌkɑn/USA pronunciation
Mythologya small elflike creature of Irish folklore, often represented as a little old man who will reveal the location of a crock of gold to anyone who catches him.
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leprechaun /ˈlɛprəˌkɔːn/ n
Etymology: 17th Century: from Irish Gaelic leipreachān, from Middle Irish lūchorpān, from lū small + corp body, from Latin corpus body
- (in Irish folklore) a mischievous elf, often believed to have a treasure hoard
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