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Meaning of arethusa

ar•e•thu•sa

Pronunciation: (ar"u-th'zu), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledan orchid, Arethusa bulbosa, of eastern North America, having a solitary pink flower with a blotched, fringed lip: now rare.
  2. (cap.)a nymph who was changed into a spring to save her when she was being pursued by the river god Alpheus.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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