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noun (eng-noun)
  1. (astronomy) An asteroid possessing an orbit that crosses the orbit of the Earth and an orbital period of over one year, with semimajor axis, semimajor axes greater than 1 AU, and perihelion distances less than 1.017 AU.
Translations: 
  • French: Apollon
  • Italian: Apollo
    • Japanese: ã¢ãã­ (Aporo)
    • Spanish: Apolo
    proper noun 
    1. (Greek, Roman mythology): The son of Zeus and Leto (or Jupiter and Latona), and the twin brother of Artemis (or Diana).<ref>Oxford Dictionary of World Mythology, Arthur Cotterell, Oxford University Press, 1986</ref> He was the god of light, music, medicine, and poetry;<ref name="Webster's c 2001">Webster's College Dictionary, Random House, 2001</ref> and prophecy, dance, manly beauty, and more.
    2. A very handsome young man.<ref name="Webster's c 2001"/>
    3. Space, U.S. A three-man spacecraft designed to travel to and land on the moon.
    4. A town in Pennsylvania, USA.
    5. A butterfly (Parnassius apollo, a large swallowtail with black and red spots on white wings).

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noun (wikipedia, Apollo (butterfly), Apollo)
  1. A very handsome young man.
  2. A butterfly, also known as mountain apollo (Parnassius apollo).
Translations: 
  • Spanish: Apolo
Etymology: (See Apollo.)


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