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.

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

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


Ancient Greek Εὐρυάλη, "far-roaming". (Wiktionary)



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