Am·​phi·​tri·​te | \ ˈamfəˌtrītē \

Definition of Amphitrite

: a genus of tube-inhabiting marine annelid worms having branching gills and many tentacles anterior to the mouth

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First Known Use of Amphitrite

1752, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amphitrite

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

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“Amphitrite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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