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

  • noun A daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon who with her brother Orestes avenged the murder of Agamemnon by killing their mother and her lover, Aegisthus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the Pleiades, 20 Tauri.
  • noun [NL.] In zoology: A genus of polyps.
  • noun A genus of lepidopterous insects.
  • noun A genus of dipterous insects.
  • noun A genus of mollusks.

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

  • proper noun Greek mythology Any of several mythical women, including a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, one of the Pleiades, and one of the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys.
  • proper noun astronomy One of the stars in the Pleiades star cluster.
  • proper noun rare A female given name.

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

  • noun (Greek mythology) the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; persuaded her brother (Orestes) to avenge Agamemnon's death by helping her to kill Clytemnestra and her lover (Aegisthus)

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