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

  • noun The goddess of the harvest, daughter of Rhea and Cronus and mother of Persephone.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anc. Gr. myth., the goddess of vegetation and of useful fruits, protectress of social order and of marriage; one of the great Olympian deities.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology The goddess of the fertility of the Earth and harvests, protector of marriage and social order; daughter of Cronos and Rhea, mother to Persephone

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

  • noun (Greek mythology) goddess of fertility and protector of marriage in ancient mythology; counterpart of Roman Ceres

Etymologies

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

[Greek Dēmētēr; see māter- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Ancient Greek Δημήτηρ (Dēmētēr), from γῆ (gē) + μήτηρ (mētēr).

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