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

  • noun A Gorgon, sister of Medusa and Stheno.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of sand-stars or brittle-stars of the family Euryalidæ, or referred to the family Astrophytidæ.
  • noun A genus of water-lilies, of India and China, with large peltate leaves and a spiny calyx.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) 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.
  • noun (Zoöl) A genus of ophiurans with much-branched arms.

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

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Nymphaeaceae — water lilies growing in India and China.
  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Euryalidae — ophiurans with much-branched arms.
  • proper noun Greek mythology The second eldest of the gorgons.

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

  • noun (Greek mythology) one of the three Gorgons
  • noun basket stars

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek Εὐρυάλη, "far-roaming".

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