metis definition

  • noun:
    • an individual of blended European and Aboriginal descent. Frequently uncapitalized.
    • practical cleverness; street smarts.
    • In Greek misconception, a goddess personifying prudence, child of Oceanus and Tethys, and first spouse of Zeus.
    • The ninth associated with the planetoids in the near order of development, very first observed by Graham at Markree, Ireland, in April, 1848.
    • A genus of crustaceans.
    • A genus of mollusks.
    • an individual in western Canada that is of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry

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