1. Proper noun.  (Greek god) The goddess of beauty and love,''Webster's College Dictionary'', Random House, 2001 born when Cronus castrated Uranus and threw his genitalia into the sea.''Oxford Dictionary of World Mythology'', Arthur Cotterell, Oxford University Press, 1986.
  2. Noun.  A soft and earthy mineral of a white or yellowish color, and with a waxy lustre, found at Langbanshytta in Sweden. It is a hydrated silicate of magnesia, and resembles meerschaum.

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