from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The spirits of the dead considered in ancient Rome as frightening specters and often exorcised from the homes in religious rituals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The spirits or ghosts of the dead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Spirits or ghosts of the departed; specters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Among the ancient Romans, the spirits of the departed considered as evil-disposed specters or ghosts, who were supposed to do mischief at night to the living, and were exorcised annually with a ceremonial ritual by the head of each household, at midnight on May 9th, 11th, and 13th, on which days was celebrated the festival called lemuralia or lemuria.
- In zoology:
- Lemurs: equivalent to Lemuroidea.
- A group of noctuid moths.
Latin Lemurēs.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin See lemur. (Wiktionary)