American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A whirlpool off the Sicilian coast, opposite the cave of Scylla.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Scylla.
- n. A dangerous whirlpool on the coast of Sicily opposite Scylla on the Italian coast.
- n. Greek mythology A personification of the above whirlpool as a female monster.
- n. A general term for any dangerous whirlpool
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dangerous whirlpool on the coast of Sicily opposite Scylla on the Italian coast. It is personified as a female monster. See Scylla.
- n. (Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla
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