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leprechaun

lep·re·chaun

leprechaun

 
 
pronunciation:
le pr kan [or] le pr kawn
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part of speech: noun
definition: in Irish folklore, an elf with knowledge of secret treasure for whomever can catch him.
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Word History
Leprechaun comes from a Gaelic (native Irish) word that means "small body."