American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The Muse of lyric poetry and music.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classic myth., one of the Muses, a divinity of joy and pleasure, inventress of the double flute, favoring rather the wild and simple melodies of primitive peoples than the move finished art of music, and associated more with Bacchus than with Apollo; the patroness of flute-players. She is usually represented as a virgin crowned with flowers, having a flute in her hand, or with various musical instruments about her.
- n. [NL.] A genus of palms, having slender cylindrical stems, sometimes nearly 100 feet in height, crowned by a tuft of pinnate leaves, with the leaflets narrow, regular, and close together. The bases of the leaf-stalks are dilated, and form cylindrical sheaths round a considerable portion of the upper part of the stem. The fruit is a small drupe. There are 7 or 8 species, natives of South America and the West Indies. E. oleracea and E. edulis are cabbage-palms, the growing bud of which is eaten. The fruit of the first furnishes an oil, and the wood is used for floors. The latter is the assai-palm of Brazil, which has a fruit resembling a sloe in size and color, from which a beverage called assai-i is made. Mixed with cassava flour, assai-i forms an important article of diet.
- n. [NL.] In zoology: A genus of butterflies. Also called Archonias.
- n. A genus of crustaceans.
- n. A taxonomic genus within the subtribe Euterpeinae — the açai palms.
- n. Greek mythology The Muse of music and lyric poetry, specifically of flute playing, joy and pleasure.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Class. Myth.) The Muse who presided over music.
- (Bot.) A genus of palms, some species of which are elegant trees.
- n. (Greek mythology) the Muse of music (or the flute)
- n. a monocotyledonous genus of graceful palm trees in tropical America
- From Ancient Greek ευτέρπη ("pleasing"), from εὖ ("well") + τέρπειν (terpein, "to delight, to please"). (Wiktionary)
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