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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The daughter of Demeter and Zeus who was abducted by Hades but rescued by her mother and thereafter spent six months of the year on earth and six months in the underworld.

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  • proper n. Daughter of Zeus and Demeter, wife of Hades.
  • proper n. A female given name.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) daughter of Zeus and Demeter; made queen of the underworld by Pluto in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Proserpina

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From Ancient Greek Περσεφόνη (Wiktionary)

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