Definition of Bellerophon

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) a mythical hero of Corinth who performed miracles on the winged horse Pegasus (especially killing the monster Chimera).

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



Definition of Bellerophon

1. n. A genus of fossil univalve shells, believed to belong to the Heteropoda, peculiar to the Paleozoic age.

Definition of Bellerophon

1. Noun. (paleontology) Any of the genus ''Bellerophon'' of fossil univalve shells, believed to belong to the Heteropoda, and peculiar to the Paleozoic age. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Bellerophon

1. A genus of fossil univalve shells, believed to belong to the Heteropoda, peculiar to the Paleozoic age. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bellerophon

belle
belle-lettrist
belle-lettrists
belle de nuit
belle esprit
belle indifference
belle laide
belle of the ball
belled
belled the cat
belledom
belleek
belleeks
bellend
bellends
bellerophon (current term)
bellerophons
belles
belles-lettres
belles-lettristic
belles lettres
belleter
belleters
belletrism
belletrist
belletristic
belletrists
bellflower
bellflower family
bellflowers

Literary usage of Bellerophon

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1. Bulletin by University of the State of New York (1903)
"6b, 6c. Trenton limestone Middleville, Herkimer со. NY bellerophon ... TYPE bellerophon cancellatus Hall. Paleontology of New York. 1847. i ¡307, pi. ..."

2. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"Undaunted by the danger, bellerophon mounted Pegasos, the winged horse, flew high above the monster, and shooting down upon her laid her low, after which he ..."

3. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"Undaunted by the danger, bellerophon mounted Pegasos, the winged horse, flew high above the monster, and shooting down upon her laid her low, after which he ..."

4. Chips from a German Workshop by Christian Karl Josias Bunsen, Friedrich Max Müller (1869)
"bellerophon. WHAT was the original intention of the name of " bellerophon ? " That bellero, the first part of the word, represents some power of darkness, ..."

5. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"Undaunted by the danger, bellerophon mounted Pegasos, the winged horse, flew high above the monster, and shooting down upon her laid her low, after which he ..."

6. Myths of Greece and Rome, Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art by Hélène Adeline Guerber (1893)
"bellerophon to elope with her. Too honest to betray a man who had treated ... Quite unconscious of the purport of this letter, bellerophon traveled gayly ..."

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