Hesione

noun

He·​si·​o·​ne
hə̇ˈsīə(ˌ)nē
: a genus (the type of the family Hesionidae) of marine free-swimming polychaete worms having long peristomial cirri and two pairs of eyes

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hesione. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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