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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Greek Mythology A daughter of Priam, the king of Troy, endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated by Apollo never to be believed.
  • noun One that utters unheeded prophecies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a genus of ericaceous plants, of a single species, native of the cooler portions of Europe, Asia, and North America.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology Daughter of King Priam of Troy and his queen Hecuba, who captured the eye of Apollo and was granted the ability to see the future. However, she was destined to never be believed.
  • proper noun A female given name.
  • proper noun A person who makes predictions which are never believed but turn out to be true.

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  • noun (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin, from Greek Kassandra.]

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Ancient Greek Κασσάνδρα (Kassandra).

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