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lep·re·chaun

leprechaun

 
pronunciation:
le pr kan [or] le pr kawn
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part of speech: noun
definition: an elf in Irish folklore who knows about secret treasure. He must tell the location of the treasure to whomever can catch him.
In the story, the leprechaun was a mischievous little old man dressed in a green coat and hat.
Word History
Leprechaun comes from a Gaelic (native Irish) word that means "small body."