bucephalus

noun bu·ceph·a·lus \byüˈsefələs\

Definition of bucephalus

plural

bucephaluses

\-ləsə̇z\ or

bucephali

\-ˌlī\

archaic

  1. :  a riding horse especially if spirited and mettlesome —often used ironically

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Origin and Etymology of bucephalus

after Bucephalus, horse of Alexander the Great †323 b.c. king of Macedonia, from Latin, from Greek Boukephalos


Bucephalus

noun bu·ceph·a·lus \"\

Definition of Bucephalus

  1. :  a genus of small digenetic trematodes having the mouth near the center of the ventral surface and the intestine saclike and not bifurcated and comprising intestinal parasites of carnivorous fishes

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Origin and Etymology of bucephalus

New Latin, from Greek boukephalos bullheaded — more at bucephala


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