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

  • n. The king of the fairies and husband of Titania in medieval folklore.
  • n. The satellite of Uranus that is 15th in distance from the planet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A fictional character in medieval and Renaissance literature, for example in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
  • proper n. The outermost major moon of Uranus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The king of the fairies, and husband of Titania or Queen Mab.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medieval myth., the king of the fairies.
  • n. A satellite of the planet Uranus.


French, from Old French Auberon, of Germanic origin; see albho- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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