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Acheron

Ac′heron

The “River of Sorrows” (Greek, achos roös); one of the five rivers of the infernal regions.

“Sad Acheron of sorrow, black and deep.”

Milton: Paradise Lost, ii. 578.

Pabulum Acherontis

Food for the churchyard; said of a dead body.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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