Definition of Ericsson, Leif in English:

Ericsson, Leif

(also Ericson, Eriksson)

Pronunciation /ˈeriksən/ /ˈɛrɪksən/

proper noun

  • Norse explorer; son of Eric the Red. He sailed west from Greenland (c.1000) and reputedly discovered land (variously identified as Labrador, Newfoundland, or New England), which he named Vinland because of the vines he claimed to have found growing there.