acheiropody a·chei·rop·o·dy or a·chi·rop·o·dy (ə-kī-rŏp’ə-dē)
Congenital absence of the hands and the feet.
noun (classical myth) a river god who changed into a snake and a bull while fighting Hercules but was defeated when Hercules broke off one of his horns Historical Examples The other stranger was achelous, god of the Calydonian River. Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott Behold me, the god achelous, the powerful […]
any small, dry, hard, one-seeded, indehiscent fruit. Historical Examples achene obtusely triangular, partly 3-celled, enclosed in the indurated calyx. The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States Asa Gray Name from , a bug, and , resemblance; from the form of the achene. The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States […]
a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Eridanus. Historical Examples Latitude by meridian altitude of Achernar 16 degrees 10 minutes. Journals of Australian Explorations A C and F T Gregory Latitude by altitude of Achernar, 15 degrees 39 minutes 43 seconds. Journals of Australian Explorations A C and F T Gregory Achernar means […]
Classical Mythology. a river in Hades over which Charon ferried the souls of the dead. the infernal regions; hell; Hades. Historical Examples Away the witches were sent, with instructions to meet at the pit of Acheron in the morning. The Mysteries of All Nations James Grant Acheron was a stream of Epirus, and Pandosia was […]