noun Pal·i·nu·rus \-rəs\

Definition of Palinurus

  1. :  the type genus of Palinuridae comprising the European langouste and other Old World spiny lobsters — compare panulirus

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Origin and Etymology of palinurus

New Latin, from Latin, name of Aeneas's pilot, understood as from Greek palin back + -ouros -urus

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a brief usually trivial fact

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