Meaning of Philomela

Phil•o•me•la

Pronunciation: (fil"u-mē'lu), [key]
— n.
  1. an Athenian princess who was raped by her brother-in-law Tereus and was subsequently avenged and transformed into a nightingale.
  2. (l.c.) philomel.
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