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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. type genus of the family Palinuridae;
[syn: Palinurus, genus Palinurus]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Palinurus \Pal`inu"rus\, n. [So called from L. Palinurus, the pilot of Aeneas.] (Naut.) An instrument for obtaining directly, without calculation, the true bearing of the sun, and thence the variation of the compass. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Palinurus n 1: type genus of the family Palinuridae [syn: Palinurus, genus Palinurus]