Amphitrite

noun

Am·​phi·​tri·​te
ˈamfəˌtrītē
: a genus of tube-inhabiting marine annelid worms having branching gills and many tentacles anterior to the mouth

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Amphitrite, wife of Neptune and goddess of the sea, from Latin, from Greek Amphitritē

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Amphitrite was in 1752

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“Amphitrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amphitrite. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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