Acheron

noun
Ach·​er·​on | \ ˈa-kə-ˌrän , -rən\

Definition of Acheron

: a river in Hades

First Known Use of Acheron

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acheron

Greek Acherōn

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