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

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History and Etymology for Parthenope

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

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“Parthenope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Parthenope. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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