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Meaning of Astarte

As•tar•te

Pronunciation: (a-stär'tē), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient Semitic deity, goddess of fertility and reproduction worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites.
  2. (l.c.) Also calledany of several marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Astarte, having a somewhat triangular, chestnut-brown shell.
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