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Neptune

The son of Saturn and Ops, the god of the waters, especially of the sea. He is represented as bearing a trident for a scepter.

Tritonnoun

(physics) the atomic nucleus of a tritium atom, consisting of a proton and two neutrons

Neptune

The remotest major planet of our solar system, discovered - as a result of the computations of Leverrier, of Paris - by Galle, of Berlin, September 23, 1846. It is classed as a gas giant, and has a radius of 22,716 km and an estimated mass of 1.027 x 1026 kg, with an average density of 2.27 g/cc. Its mean distance from the sun is about 5,000,000,000 km (3,106,856,000 miles), and its period of revolution is about 164.78 years.

Tritonnoun

Any of several marine gastropods of the family Ranellidae, which have a pointed spiral shell.

Neptunenoun

(Roman mythology) god of the sea; counterpart of Greek Poseidon

Tritonnoun

A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and painters as having the upper part of his body like that of a man, and the lower part like that of a fish. He often has a trumpet made of a shell.

‘Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea,Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.’;

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Neptunenoun

a giant planet with a ring of ice particles; the 8th planet from the sun

Tritonnoun

Any one of many species of marine gastropods belonging to Triton and allied genera, having a stout spiral shell, often handsomely colored and ornamented with prominent varices. Some of the species are among the largest of all gastropods. Called also trumpet shell, and sea trumpet.

Neptune

Neptune is the eighth and farthest known Solar planet from the Sun. In the Solar System, it is the fourth-largest planet by diameter, the third-most-massive planet, and the densest giant planet.

Tritonnoun

Any one of numerous species of aquatic salamanders. The common European species are Hemisalamandra cristata, Molge palmata, and Molge alpestris, a red-bellied species common in Switzerland. The most common species of the United States is Diemyctylus viridescens. See Illust. under Salamander.

Tritonnoun

(Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon

Tritonnoun

tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells

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Tritonnoun

small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia

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