from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The goddess of the harvest, daughter of Rhea and Cronus and mother of Persephone.
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- proper n. The goddess of the fertility of the Earth and harvests, protector of marriage and social order; daughter of Cronos and Rhea, mother to Persephone
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anc. Gr. myth., the goddess of vegetation and of useful fruits, protectress of social order and of marriage; one of the great Olympian deities.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) goddess of fertility and protector of marriage in ancient mythology; counterpart of Roman Ceres
Greek Dēmētēr; see māter- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Δημήτηρ (Dēmētēr), from γῆ (gē) + μήτηρ (mētēr). (Wiktionary)