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n. Greek & Roman Mythology
A three-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades.

Cer′ber·e′an (sûr′bə-rē′ən) adj.


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a dog, usually represented as having three heads, that guarded the entrance to Hades
2. a sop to Cerberus a bribe or something given to propitiate a potential source of danger or problems
Cerberean adj


(ˈsɜr bər əs)

a three-headed dog of Greek myth guarding the entrance to the underworld.
Cer•be•re•an (sərˈbɪər i ən) adj.
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Noun1.Cerberus - (Greek mythology) the three-headed dog guarding the entrance to HadesCerberus - (Greek mythology) the three-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades; son of Typhon
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth


[ˈsɜːbərəs] nCerbero
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