Palinurus

noun
Pal·​i·​nu·​rus | \ -rəs \

Definition of Palinurus

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

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History and Etymology for Palinurus

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

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“Palinurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palinurus. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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