from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Sappho fl. c. 600 B.C. Greek lyric poet considered one of the greatest poets of antiquity although only fragments of her romantic lyrics survive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Trochilidae.
- proper n. An Ancient Greek female name, particularly borne by a poetess from Lesbos who lived between 630 and 570 BC (exact dates unknown).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of brilliant South American humming birds of the genus Sappho, having very bright-colored and deeply forked tails; -- called also firetail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A humming-bird with a long forked tail, Sappho sparganura.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of such Trochilidæ; the comets. See comet, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; much admired although only fragments of her poetry have been preserved (6th century BC)
From Ancient Greek Σαπφώ (Sapphō). (Wiktionary)