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A winged horse that sprang from the blood of Medusa when Perseus cut off her head.
- 1.1as noun a Pegasus An imaginary animal in the form of a winged horse.‘at the end of the book he gets eaten by a dragon when he's trying to ride a Pegasus’
- 1.1as noun a Pegasus An imaginary animal in the form of a winged horse.
A large northern constellation, said to represent a winged horse. The three brightest stars, together with one star of Andromeda, form the prominent Square of Pegasus.
- 2.1as genitive Pegasi /ˈpeɡəsī/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Pegasus.‘the star Zeta Pegasi’
- 2.1as genitive Pegasi /ˈpeɡəsī/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Pegasus.
Via Latin from Greek.
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