Definition of Amalthea in English:

Amalthea

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A satellite of Jupiter, the third closest to the planet, being reddish in colour and heavily cratered (262 km long and 146 km across).

Origin

From the name of a goat in Greek Mythology, which suckled the infant Zeus.

Pronunciation:

Amalthea

/əˈmalθɪə/