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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of monocotyledonous plants of the family Orchidaceæ. See Calypso, 1.
  • noun A genus of siphonate bivalve mollusks, of the family Veneridæ, founded by Lamarck in 1806.

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  • noun goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Venus

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Examples

  • [2008 / 09 / 12 18: 59] Prokofy Neva: I saw that Sarah Nerd called Cytherea a bad name -- good!

    Second Thoughts

  • [2008 / 09 / 12 18: 59] Prokofy Neva: I saw that Sarah Nerd called Cytherea a bad name -- good!

    Second Thoughts

  • [2008 / 09 / 12 18: 59] Prokofy Neva: I saw that Sarah Nerd called Cytherea a bad name -- good!

    Second Thoughts

  • [2008 / 09 / 12 18: 59] Prokofy Neva: I saw that Sarah Nerd called Cytherea a bad name -- good!

    Second Thoughts

  • It is a skilful art, nevertheless, and "Cytherea" confirms a judgment long held that Mr. Hergesheimer is one of the most skilful craftsmen in English in our day.

    Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism

  • In "Cytherea" the less lovely, but equally moral Fanny loses her Lee because she cannot satisfy his longings and nags when she fails.

    Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism

  • His second book depends largely upon the craving for sex experience, in which it resembles Mr. Hergesheimer's "Cytherea," but also plays heavily upon the motive of escape, and upon sheer curiosity.

    Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism

  • Cytherea was an island near the point where Venus emerged from the ocean. back

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Next in order had been wrought Cytherea with drooping tresses, wielding the swift shield of Ares; and from her shoulder to her left arm the fastening of her tunic was loosed beneath her breast; and opposite in the shield of bronze her image appeared clear to view as she stood.

    The Argonautica

  • Thus she spake, and Hera took her slender hand and gently smiling, replied: “Perform this task, Cytherea, straightway, as thou sayest; and be not angry or contend with thy boy; he will cease hereafter to vex thee.”

    The Argonautica

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