Castalia

noun
Cas·​ta·​lia | \ kaˈstālyə, -lēə \
variants: or Castalie \ ˈkastəlē \
plural -s

Definition of Castalia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a source of poetic inspiration

Castalia

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Definition of Castalia (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of nymphaea

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History and Etymology for Castalia

Noun

from Castalia, spring on Parnassus sacred to the Muses, from Latin, from Greek Kastalia

New Latin, from Castalia (spring)

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“Castalia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Castalia. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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