Parthenope

noun
Par·then·o·pe | \ pärˈthenə(ˌ)pē \

Definition of Parthenope 

: a large cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Parthenopidae) of spider crabs with well-formed orbits and enlarged chelipeds

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Parthenope

New Latin, from Latin Parthenope, siren worshiped in Naples in ancient times, from Greek Parthenopē

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Parthenope

Share Parthenope

Statistics for Parthenope

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Parthenope

What made you want to look up Parthenope? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

characteristic trappings or dress

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!