lamia: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (lā'mē-u), [key]
— pl. -mi•as, -mi•ae
- one of a class of fabulous monsters, commonly represented with the head and breast of a woman and the body of a serpent, said to allure youths and children in order to suck their blood.
- a vampire; a female demon.
- (cap., italics.) a narrative poem (1819) by John Keats.
- lamia (Thesaurus)