from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A Gorgon, sister of Medusa and Stheno.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Nymphaeaceae — water lilies growing in India and China.
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Euryalidae — ophiurans with much-branched arms.
- proper n. The second eldest of the gorgons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of water lilies, growing in India and China. The only species (Euryale ferox) is very prickly on the peduncles and calyx. The rootstocks and seeds are used as food.
- n. A genus of ophiurans with much-branched arms.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of sand-stars or brittle-stars of the family Euryalidæ, or referred to the family Astrophytidæ.
- n. A genus of water-lilies, of India and China, with large peltate leaves and a spiny calyx.
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- n. (Greek mythology) one of the three Gorgons
- n. basket stars
Unfortunately, Medusa chose just that moment to arrive with Stheno and Euryale.
Euryale, Medusa fallen, waited where her sister lay, as the blood grew dry and dusty where the head was cut away.
Pemphredo well-clad, and saffron-robed Enyo, and the Gorgons who dwell beyond glorious Ocean in the frontier land towards Night where are the clear-voiced Hesperides, Sthenno, and Euryale, and
Her sisters, Stheno and Euryale, were neither subject to old age nor death.
Virtues -- Stheno and Euryale not subject to Old Age or
Stheno, and Euryale, daughters of Phorcys and Cete.
In the far western land, where the Hesperides guard the golden apples which Gaia gave to the lady Here, dwelt the maiden Medusa, with her sisters Stheino and Euryale, in their lonely and dismal home.
But even as Medusa spake, the faces of Stheino and Euryale remained unchanged, and it seemed as though for them the words of Medusa were but an empty sound.
Euryale, and Medusa who suffered a woeful fate: she was mortal, but the two were undying and grew not old.
Euryale. and Medusa, of whom the latter alone was mortal,