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Meaning of PERSEUS

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Auriga and Cassiopeia and crossed by the Milky Way
  2. [n]  (Greek mythology) son of Zeus and Dana who slew the Gorgon Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster

PERSEUS is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: Algol, constellation, mythical being



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per"se*us\, n. [L., from Gr. ?.]
1. (Class. Myth.) A Grecian legendary hero, son of Jupiter
   and Dana["e], who slew the Gorgon Medusa.

2. (Astron.) A consellation of the northern hemisphere, near
   Taurus and Cassiopea. It contains a star cluster visible
   to the naked eye as a nebula.