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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pegasus  \Peg"a*sus\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  (Gr.  Myth.)  A  winged  horse  fabled  to  have  sprung  from  the 
  body  of  Medusa  when  she  was  slain.  He  is  noted  for 
  causing,  with  a  blow  of  his  hoof,  Hippocrene,  the 
  inspiring  fountain  of  the  Muses,  to  spring  from  Mount 
  Helicon.  On  this  account  he  is  in  modern  times, 
  associated  with  the  Muses,  and  with  ideas  of  poetic 
  Each  spurs  his  jaded  Pegasus  apace.  --Byron. 
  2.  (Astron.)  A  northen  constellation  near  the  vernal 
  equinoctial  point.  Its  three  brightest  stars,  with  the 
  brightest  star  of  Andromeda,  form  the  square  of  Pegasus. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  small  fishes,  having  large  pectoral 
  fins,  and  the  body  covered  with  hard,  bony  plates.  Several 
  species  are  known  from  the  East  Indies  and  China. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  (Greek  mythology)  immortal  winged  horse  that  sprang  from  the 
  blood  of  the  slain  Medusa;  was  tamed  by  Bellerophon  with 
  the  help  of  a  bridle  given  him  by  Athena;  as  the  flying 
  horse  of  the  Muses  it  is  a  symbol  of  high-flying 
  imagination  [syn:  {Pegasus},  {flying  horse}] 
  2:  a  constellation  in  the  northern  hemisphere  near  Andromeda 
  and  Pisces  [syn:  {Pegasus}] 
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