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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daphne  \Daph"ne\,  n.  [L.,  a  laurel  tree,  from  Gr  da`fnh.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  diminutive  Shrubs,  mostly  evergreen,  and 
  with  fragrant  blossoms. 
 
  2.  (Myth.)  A  nymph  of  Diana,  fabled  to  have  been  changed  into 
  a  laurel  tree. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  daphne 
  n  1:  any  of  several  ornamental  shrubs  with  shiny  mostly  evergreen 
  leaves  and  clusters  of  small  bell-shaped  flowers 
  2:  (Greek  mythology)  a  nymph  who  was  transformed  into  a  laurel 
  tree  to  escape  the  amorous  Apollo  [syn:  {Daphne}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Daphne,  AL  (city,  FIPS  19648) 
  Location:  30.62693  N,  87.89729  W 
  Population  (1990):  11290  (4874  housing  units) 
  Area:  28.6  sq  km  (land),  1.6  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  36526 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DAPHNE 
  Document  Application  Processing  in  a  Heterogeneous  Network  Environment 
 
 




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