Europa

Europa

[yoo-roh-puh, yuh-]
noun
1.
Also, Europe. Classical Mythology. a sister of Cadmus who was abducted by Zeus in the form of a bull and taken to Crete, where she bore him Rhadamanthus, Minos, and Sarpedon.
2.
Astronomy. a large natural satellite of the planet Jupiter.
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Europa1 (jʊˈrəʊpə)
 
n
Greek myth a Phoenician princess who had three children by Zeus in Crete, where he had taken her after assuming the guise of a white bull. Their offspring were Rhadamanthus, Minos, and Sarpedon

Europa2 (jʊˈrəʊpə)
 
n
the smallest of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter. Diameter: 3138 km; orbital radius: 671 000 km

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Europa   (y-rō'pə)  Pronunciation Key 
One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the sixth in distance from the planet. It was originally sighted by Galileo. See Note at moon.
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