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Medusa's head   /mədˈusəz hɛd/   Listen
Medusa's head

noun
1.
African dwarf succulent perennial shrub with numerous slender drooping branches.  Synonyms: Euphorbia caput-medusae, Euphorbia medusae.
2.
Weedy rye grass having long bristling awns.  Synonym: Elymus caput-medusae.






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"Medusa's head" Quotes from Famous Books



... Pyrrha, escaping from the flood, repeopled the earth by casting behind them stones which became men and women; Heraulos was changed into stone for offending Mercury; Pyrrhus for offending Rhea; Phineus, and Polydectes with his guests, for offending Perseus: under the petrifying glance of Medusa's head such transformations became a thing ...
— History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom • Andrew Dickson White



Words linked to "Medusa's head" :   wild rye, genus Euphorbia, Euphorbia, spurge



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