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

  • n. A woman adviser or counselor.

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  • proper n. A nymph or minor goddess from Roman mythology.
  • proper n. 13 Egeria, the asteroid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Roman mythology, a prophetic nymph or divinity, the instructress of Numa Pompilius, and invoked as the giver of life.
  • n. [NL.] In zoology: A genus of brachyurous decapod crustaceans, of the family Maiidæ, or spidercrabs. E. indica is an Indian species.
  • n. A genus of bivalve shells, of the family Donacidæ, generally considered to be the same as Galatea.
  • n. [NL.] See Ægeria.
  • n. The 13th planetoid, discovered by De Gasparis, at Naples, in 1850.

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

  • n. small genus of dioecious tropical aquatic plants


After Egeria, Roman nymph or goddess and adviser to Numa Pompilius, a legendary Roman king.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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