from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Mythology The goddess of war.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The ancient Roman goddess of war, and the wife/sister of Mars. Equivalent to the Greek goddess Enyo.
- proper n. 28 Bellona, the asteroid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The goddess of war.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman mythology, the goddess of war.
- n. [NL.] In ornithology, a genus of humming-birds. Mulsant and Verreaux, 1865.
- n. [lowercase] [NL.] In herpetology, the specific name of a snake, Pityophis bellona.
Latin Bellōna.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin word for "war" ('bellum'), and is directly related to the modern English word "belligerent" (lit. "war-waging"). (Wiktionary)