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Meaning of PALINURUS

Pronunciation:  `palu'nûrus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  type genus of the family Palinuridae
 

PALINURUS is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: genus Palinurus
 
 See Also: arthropod genus, crawfish, crayfish, family Palinuridae, langouste, Palinuridae, rock lobster, sea crawfish, spiny lobster

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pal`inu"rus\, n. [So called from L. Palinurus, the
pilot of [AE]neas.] (Naut.)
An instrument for obtaining directly, without calculation,
the true bearing of the sun, and thence the variation of the
compass

 

 

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