Definition of Astreus
1. Noun. A genus of fungi belonging to the family Geastraceae.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Geastraceae, Geastraceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astreus
Literary usage of Astreus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A compendium of heathen mythology by E. A. Gilbert (1849)
"ZEPHYRUS, the son of Astreus and Aurora. His name is poetically used for the west wind. ZENO, the founder of the sect called Stoics, so called from the name ..."
2. An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction by William Adolphus Wheeler (1865)
"The goddess of justice, a daughter of Jupiter and Themis, or, according to others, of Astreus and Aurora. She was the last of all the deities who left the ..."
3. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1906)
"A poet from Perugia, named Astreus, then, from the same pulpit, recited an elegy in verse, lamenting his loss ! That such a thing could have been done is ..."