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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.]
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(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
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(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]
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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
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References in classic literature ?
Their names were Isis, Amphitrite, Hebe, Pandora, Psyche, Thetis, Pomona, Daphne, Clytie, Galatea and Arethusa. 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.
O, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars; Brighter art thou than flaming Jupiter When he appear'd to hapless Semele; More lovely than the monarch of the sky In wanton Arethusa's azur'd arms; And none but thou shalt be my paramour!
"And when the smell of hay was in the air!" said Arethusa.
{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.
The schools that will be upgraded to the standard of Model Schools will include, Lindsay Girls' School, St Clare's school, Arethusa College; Wellawatte, Kotahena President's College, St John's College; Mattakuliya, St John's College ;Dematagoda,AE Gunasinghe Maha Viyalaya, St Mary's College Polwatte, S.
The remaining vessels Au MV Clio , MV Athena , MV Arethusa and MV Artemis Au will follow suit later in the year.
The cruiser Arethusa, due to arrive at Reykjavik, was directed to remain at Hvalfjord at the disposal of Commander, CS 1.
Arethusa Stevens Kirk, chief medical officer for the UnitedHealthcare Maryland Community Plan, in a statement.
Diana Shipping announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Glencore Agriculture, Rotterdam, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Arethusa. The gross charter rate is $12,600 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a period of minimum twelve months to maximum fifteen months.
(Ex foeminis Pasiphae, Ariadne, Berenice, Hermione, Briseis, Penelobe, Deidamira, Ersilia uxor Rouli, Ero, Virginia, Anaxarete, Antigone, Arachne, Arethusa, Arsinoe, Polyxena, Pelagia, Lycaste, Iocasta, Hecuba, Cassandra, Hesperie, Cleopatra, Coelia, Ilia, Sybillae, Vestales.