Charybdis(redirected from Charybidis)
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n. Greek Mythology
A whirlpool off the Sicilian coast, opposite the cave of Scylla.
(Classical Myth & Legend) a ship-devouring monster in classical mythology, identified with a whirlpool off the north coast of Sicily, lying opposite Scylla on the Italian coast. Compare Scylla
1. a whirlpool in the Strait of Messina off the NE coast of Sicily.
2. a daughter of Gaea and Poseidon who was turned into a monster. Compare Scylla (def. 2).
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|Noun||1.||Charybdis - (Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla|
maelstrom, whirlpool, vortex - a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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