Bellerophon

noun
Bel·ler·o·phon | \ bə-ˈler-ə-fən , -ˌfän \

Definition of Bellerophon 

: a legendary Greek hero noted for killing the Chimera

First Known Use of Bellerophon

1561, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bellerophon

borrowed from Latin Bellerophōn, borrowed from Greek Bellerophôn

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