from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Mythology The goddess of war.
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- proper n. The ancient Roman goddess of war, and the wife/sister of Mars. Equivalent to the Greek goddess Enyo.
- proper n. 28 Bellona, the asteroid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The goddess of war.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman mythology, the goddess of war.
- n. [NL.] In ornithology, a genus of humming-birds. Mulsant and Verreaux, 1865.
- n. [lowercase] [NL.] In herpetology, the specific name of a snake, Pityophis bellona.
He buys a five-month-old water spaniel and trains her to fetch sticks thrown in the water, teaches her to chase him after the retrieval, names her Bellona (wife of Mars), and presents her to his hated obsession.
The goddesse of warre, called Bellona, had these thre handmaids ever attendynge on her: BLOOD, FIRE, and FAMINE, which thre damosels be of that force and strength that every one of them alone is able and sufficient to torment and afflict a proud prince; and they all joyned together are of puissance to destroy the most populous country and most richest region of the world.
Holinshed states that when the people of Rouen petitioned Henry V., the king replied “that the goddess of battle, called Bellona, had three handmaidens, ever of necessity attending upon her, as blood, fire, and famine.”
I taught the dog, which I called "Bellona," to fetch sticks I threw into the water, and not only to fetch, but to fetch at once, without mouthing or playing with them.
Delany’s 68th birthday — the Kitchen will begin staging an adaptation of Dhalgren called Bellona, Destroyer of Cities.
I taught the dog, which I called "Bellona," to fetch sticks
Two other ships, the "Bellona" and "Russell," seventy-fours, grounded on the east side of the Middle Ground, where they remained fast.
In his official report he had stated that the "Bellona" and "Russell" had grounded;
That work won a 2008 Obie for scenic design, and "Bellona" might also be a contender.
"By setting a minimum, it means that front movers can set even higher CO2 taxes, before you risk that people go abroad to fill up their gas tanks," explained Eivind Hoff , director of Bellona Europa, an environmental non-governmental organization based in Norway.