from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology One of a group of sea nymphs who by their sweet singing lured mariners to destruction on the rocks surrounding their island.
- n. A woman regarded as seductive and beautiful.
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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Sirenidae — the sirens.
Middle English serein, from Old French sereine; see siren.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)