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 (är′ə-tho͞o′zə, -sə)
n. Greek Mythology
A wood nymph who was changed into a fountain by Artemis.

[Latin Arethūsa, from Greek Arethousa.]


 (är′ə-tho͞o′zə, -sə)
[From Arethusa.]


(Plants) a North American orchid, Arethusa bulbosa, having one long narrow leaf and one rose-purple flower fringed with yellow


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a nymph who was changed into a spring on the island of Ortygia to escape the amorous advances of the river god Alpheus


(ˌær əˈθu zə)

n., pl. -sas.
1. Also called dragon's mouth, swamp pink .an orchid, Arethusa bulbosa, of E North America.
2. (cap.) a nymph in Greek mythology changed into a spring to save her from pursuit by the river god Alpheus.
[1810–20; (< New Latin) < Greek Aréthousa]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arethusa - any of several bog orchids of the genus Arethusa having 1 or 2 showy flowersarethusa - any of several bog orchids of the genus Arethusa having 1 or 2 showy flowers
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Arethusa - genus of bog orchids of North America and Japan
Arethusa bulbosa, bog rose, dragon's mouth, wild pink - a bog orchid with usually a solitary fragrant magenta pink blossom with a wide gaping corolla; Canada
References in classic literature ?
Yes, Arethusa herself and Pandora, whom we all know by her box, looked down upon the two new managers of the Opera, who ended by clutching at some piece of wreckage and from there stared silently at Box Five on the grand tier.
124} by the fountain Arethusa, where they are fattening on beechmast and spring water after their manner.
Thorpe, the eldest boy, was old enough to go on the Arethusa, and Athelny regaled his family with magnificent descriptions of the appearance the lad would make when he came back in uniform for his holidays.
He was at school on board the training ship Arethusa - an old four-masted barque permanently moored on the River Medway opposite Chatham Dockyard.
Grand Circle's other small ships include the award-winning, 4-star-plus 50-passenger sister ships-the M/V Artemis, Arethusa and Athena, which operate throughout the Adriatic and the Mediterranean.
The Making of a Prostitute: Apollodoros' Potrait of Neaira', Arethusa 38, 161-187.
Aitken was arrested in 1777 and hanged himself from the mast of the frigate HMS Arethusa.
Paris and Dionysos: Iambos in the Iliad," Arethusa 26.
Presumably these goddesses are different aspects of a Mother Goddess, but if they were named, they would be as different as Gaia and Arethusa, to use Greek examples.
Mick Channon will train a 62,000gns Royal Applause half-brother to Newmarket Listed winner In The Woods, sold to Gill Richardson of Bloodhorse International, while Highclere Stud's Grand Lodge filly out of Sirenia Stakes winner Arethusa heads to Paul Cole's Whatcombe stable after being knocked down to Anthony Stroud for 54,000gns.
6 ha) and Kiser Lake Fen (2 ha) have a limited terrestrial forest buffer, Little Chapman Bog (9 ha), Burket Bog (25 ha), Dutch Street Bog (16 ha), Leatherleaf Bog (4 ha), Shoemaker Bog (15 ha), Yost Bog (8 ha), Little Arethusa Bog (15 ha), Svoboda Fen (25 ha) and Binkley Fen (31 ha) are buffered only by a narrow margin of wet or mesic forest associated with the lagg.