phœbe definition

  • noun:
    • The pewee, or pewit.
    • The moon or moon-goddess.
    • [l. c] A Cuban fish, Haliperca phœbe. F. Poey.
    • The water-pewee, or pewit flycatcher, Sayornis fuscus. See cut under pewit.
    • [lowercase] A serranoid fish, Prionodes phœbe, associated with West Indian fauna.
    • The ninth satellite of Saturn, launched and known as by Professor W. H. Pickering, in 1899, as having already been found on photographic plates made at Arequipa, when you look at the Southern American branch of the observatory of Harvard University.

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