Definition of Pleione

1. Noun. Small genus of dwarf orchids; India to Thailand and Taiwan.

Exact synonyms: Genus Pleione
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae
Member holonyms: Indian Crocus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pleione

Plecotus
Plecotus townsendi
Plectania
Plectomycetes
Plectophera
Plectorrhiza
Plectranthus amboinicus
Plectrophenax
Plectrophenax nivalis
Pleiad
Pleiadean
Pleiadeans
Pleiades
Pleiads
Pleiocene
Pleione
Pleiospilos
Pleistocene
Pleistocene epoch
Pleistophora
Pleotropic
Pleroma
Plesianthropus
Plethodon
Plethodon cinereus
Plethodon vehiculum
Plethodontidae
Pleurobrachia
Pleurobrachiidae
Pleuronectes

Literary usage of Pleione

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A New System: Or, An Analysis of Antient Mythology by Jacob Bryant (1807)
"... and, under the name of pleione, was esteemed the mother of the ... 4 Dione, Hermione, pleione, are all compounded of lone, and relate to doves. ..."

2. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the by George J Hagar (1910)
"... seventh century AD Maia (mà'yä), in Greek mythology, eldest daughter of Atlas and pleione, and therefore one of the Pleiades. She was beloved by Zeus, ..."

3. Handbook on American Yacht Racing Rules: An Explanation of Their Meaning and by Harry de Berkeley Parsons, Joseph M. Macdonough, Frederic O. Spedden (1915)
"I was sailing the Spartan, and we on board know nothing of any call for room by owners of pleione. I thought they had plenty. When the Iroquois came down on ..."

4. Star-names and Their Meanings by Richard Hinckley Allen (1899)
"With pleione it marks the end of the handle of the Pleiad Dipper, and probably has a very minute, close companion, said to have been discovered by Struve in ..."

5. A New System: Or, An Analysis of Antient Mythology by Jacob Bryant (1807)
"... and, under the name of pleione, was esteemed the mother of the ... 4 Dione, Hermione, pleione, are all compounded of lone, and relate to doves. ..."

6. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the by George J Hagar (1910)
"... seventh century AD Maia (mà'yä), in Greek mythology, eldest daughter of Atlas and pleione, and therefore one of the Pleiades. She was beloved by Zeus, ..."

7. Handbook on American Yacht Racing Rules: An Explanation of Their Meaning and by Harry de Berkeley Parsons, Joseph M. Macdonough, Frederic O. Spedden (1915)
"I was sailing the Spartan, and we on board know nothing of any call for room by owners of pleione. I thought they had plenty. When the Iroquois came down on ..."

8. Star-names and Their Meanings by Richard Hinckley Allen (1899)
"With pleione it marks the end of the handle of the Pleiad Dipper, and probably has a very minute, close companion, said to have been discovered by Struve in ..."

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