aphrodite definition

  • noun:
    • A brightly colored butterfly (Argynnis aphrodite) of the united states.
    • A soft and earthy mineral of a white or yellow color, with a waxy lustre, bought at Langbanshytta in Sweden. It really is a hydrated silicate of magnesia, and resembles meerschaum.
    • The Greek goddess of love, corresponding toward Venus associated with the Romans.
    • A large marine annelid, covered with long, lustrous, golden, hairlike setæ; the sea mouse.
    • an attractive butterfly (Argunnis Aphrodite) of united states of america.
    • The Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified by the Romans making use of their Venus, who had been originally a deity of much less relevance.
    • [NL.] In zool.: A genus of chætopodous annelids, typical of the household Aphroditidæ (which see). A genus of lepidopterous insects. Hübner, 1816. A genus of bivalve mollusks. Also written Aphrodita. Isaac Lea.
    • [lowercase] multiple meerschaum. Its a hydrous silicate of magnesium.
    • goddess of love and beauty and girl of Zeus in old mythology; identified with Roman Venus

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