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Euterpe   Listen
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Euterpe  n.  
1.
(Class. Myth.) The Muse who presided over music.
2.
(Bot.) A genus of palms, some species of which are elegant trees.






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"Euterpe" Quotes from Famous Books



... Hastings I got in a passion with an ink bottle, which I flung out of the window one night with a vengeance;—and what then? Why, next morning I was horrified by seeing that it had struck, and split upon, the petticoat of Euterpe's graven image in the garden, and grimed her as if it were on purpose[45]. Only think of my distress,—and the epigrams that might be engendered on the ...
— Life of Lord Byron, Vol. III - With His Letters and Journals • Thomas Moore

... None. Euterpe alone of the Muses defies seduction. Harmony is intrinsically chaste. There is no secular music; all music is sacred. Whatever the song the Sirens sang, its music was pure; and no less pure were the notes which breathed ...
— Such is Life • Joseph Furphy

... their close resemblance in form, colour, and mode of flight, were found on examination to belong to a very distinct family, the Pieridae. Mr. Bates notices fifteen distinct species of Pieridae, belonging to the genera Leptalis and Euterpe, each of which closely imitates some one species of Heliconidae, inhabiting the same region and frequenting the same localities. It must be remembered that the two families are altogether distinct in structure. The larvae of the Heliconidae are tubercled or spined, the pupae suspended head downwards, ...
— Darwinism (1889) • Alfred Russel Wallace

... sound of the music. Around the corner. Up a little flight of stairs. She entered the realm of Euterpe; Euterpe with her back hair frizzed; Euterpe with her flowing white robe replaced by soiled white boots that failed to touch the hem of an empire-waisted blue serge; Euterpe abandoning her lyre for jazz. She sat at the piano, a red-haired ...
— Cheerful—By Request • Edna Ferber



Words linked to "Euterpe" :   Palmaceae, family Arecaceae, palm family, family Palmaceae, Arecaceae, Euterpe oleracea, monocot genus, cabbage palm, Greek mythology, family Palmae, genus Euterpe, Palmae, liliopsid genus, muse



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