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helicon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Helicon  \Hel"i*con\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?.] 
  A  mountain  in  B[oe]otia,  in  Greece,  supposed  by  the  Greeks  to 
  be  the  residence  of  Apollo  and  the  Muses. 
 
  From  Helicon's  harmonious  springs  A  thousand  rills 
  their  mazy  progress  take  --Gray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  helicon 
  n  :  a  bass  tuba  that  coils  over  the  shoulder  of  the  musician 
  [syn:  {bombardon}] 




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