Classical Mythology. the ferryman who conveyed the souls of the dead across the Styx.
(usually used ironically) any ferryman.
Astronomy. the natural satellite of Pluto, discovered in 1978.
(Greek myth) the ferryman who brought the dead across the rivers Styx or Acheron to Hades
the only known satellite of Pluto, discovered in 1978
ferryman of the dead over the river Styx, from Greek Kharon, of unknown origin.
The only known moon of Pluto. Charon is just over half Pluto’s size and orbits it so closely that it was not discovered as a distinct body until 1978. Although Pluto is covered with methane ice, Charon appears to be covered with water ice.
In classical mythology, the boatman who carried the souls of the dead across the river Styx and into Hades, the underworld.
any green algae of the class Charophyceae (or group Charophyta), comprising the stoneworts.
a mixture of chopped nuts and apples, wine, and spices that is eaten at the Seder meal on Passover: traditionally regarded as symbolic of the mortar used by Israelite slaves in Egypt.
a light bedstead used in India, consisting of a web of rope or tape netting. noun a bedstead of woven webbing or hemp stretched on a wooden frame on four legs, common in India