from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The wife of Odysseus and mother of Telemachus. Penelope was made immortal by Circe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cracidae.
- proper n. The faithful wife of Odysseus.
- proper n. A female given name.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of curassows, including the guans.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Penelopinæ, founded by B. Merrem in 1786, containing a number of South and Central American species of birds, such as P. marail, called guans.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity; for 10 years while Odysseus fought the Trojan War she resisted numerous suitors until Odysseus returned and killed them
- n. a genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds)
From Ancient Greek Πηνελόπη, possibly from πηνέλοψ (pēnelops), “duck”. (Wiktionary)