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Europa

[yoo-roh-puh, yuh-] /yʊˈroʊ pə, yə-/
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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  • And there's Ganymede coming up after him, and Europa behind him.

    A Honeymoon in Space George Griffith
  • If payment was offered, they shook their heads, and only asked for tidings of Europa.

    Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Europa then made a smaller wreath, and climbed upon his back to twine it round his horns.

    Old Greek Stories James Baldwin
  • That's Europa, third in distance from Jupiter, the fifth planet.

  • It is so like going out in the Europa, with dear mamma, before 24 she died in the wreck.

    Eric Mrs. S. B. C. Samuels
  • They opened the ports and drew their first breath of the atmosphere of Europa.

  • I think Europa showed great good taste in getting down from the bull just where she did.

    A Woman's Will Anne Warner
  • Europa,” he said, and then added some words which I did not understand.

    Anting-Anting Stories Sargent Kayme
  • They were all very tame, and Europa knew every one of them by name.

    Old Greek Stories James Baldwin
British Dictionary definitions for Europa

Europa1

/jʊˈrəʊpə/
noun
1.
(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/
noun
1.
the smallest of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter. Diameter: 3138 km; orbital radius: 671 000 km
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Europa in Science
Europa
  (y-rō'pə)   
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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