Associations to the word «Pandora»


PANDORA, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Entomophthoraceae   — certain fungi not placed within a phylum.
PANDORA, proper noun. (Greek mythology) The first woman on earth, who had been given a box by the gods and instructed not to open it, but who disobeyed the instructions out of curiosity, releasing all manner of evils into the world.
PANDORA, proper noun. (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn.
PANDORA, proper noun. (astronomy) Short for 55 Pandora, a main belt asteroid.
PANDORA, noun. Any fish of the genus Pagellus.

Dictionary definition

PANDORA, noun. (Greek mythology) the first woman; created by Hephaestus on orders from Zeus who presented her to Epimetheus along with a box filled with evils.

Wise words

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