Definition of Europa in English:


proper noun

  • 1Greek Mythology
    A princess of Tyre who was courted by Zeus in the form of a bull. She was carried off by him to Crete, where she bore him three sons (Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon).

  • 2Astronomy
    One of the Galilean moons of Jupiter, the sixth-closest satellite to the planet, having a network of dark lines on a bright icy surface (diameter 3,138 km).