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Definition of 'penelope'

Noun

  1. (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity; for 10 years while Odysseus fought the Trojan War she resisted numerous suitors until Odysseus returned and killed them
  2. a genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds)
       Synonyms: genus Penelope


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