He·​si·​o·​ne | \ hə̇ˈsīə(ˌ)nē \

Definition of Hesione

: a genus (the type of the family Hesionidae) of marine free-swimming polychaete worms having long peristomial cirri and two pairs of eyes

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History and Etymology for Hesione

New Latin, after Hesione, Trojan princess of Greek mythology saved from a monster by Hercules, from Latin, from Greek Hēsionē

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“Hesione.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hesione. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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