noun Am·phi·tri·te

Definition of Amphitrite

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

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Origin and Etymology of amphitrite

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

First Known Use: 1752

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a trip made at another's expense

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