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

  • noun A whirlpool off the Sicilian coast, opposite the cave of Scylla.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See Scylla.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A dangerous whirlpool on the coast of Sicily opposite Scylla on the Italian coast. It is personified as a female monster. See Scylla.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A dangerous whirlpool on the coast of Sicily opposite Scylla on the Italian coast.
  • proper noun Greek mythology A personification of the above whirlpool as a female monster.
  • proper noun A general term for any dangerous whirlpool

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla

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