from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A king of Mycenae who unknowingly ate the flesh of his own sons, served to him by his brother Atreus, as revenge for seducing his wife and usurping the throne.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An extinct genus of fishes belonging to the subclass Ostracodermi, of the family Cephalaspidæ, characterized by the presence of three or four series of dorsolateral scales fused into a continuous plate behind the headshield. The body is depressed, and ovoid in cross-section. From the Upper Silurian and Lower Old Red Sandstone.
Greek Thuestēs.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)