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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Saturn \Sa"turn\, n. [L. Saturnus, literally, the sower, fr.
serere, satum, to sow. See Season.]
1. (Roman Myth.) One of the elder and principal deities, the
son of Coelus and Terra (Heaven and Earth), and the father
of Jupiter. The corresponding Greek divinity was Kro`nos,
later CHro`nos, Time.
2. (Astron.) One of the planets of the solar system, next in
magnitude to Jupiter, but more remote from the sun. Its
diameter is seventy thousand miles, its mean distance from
the sun nearly eight hundred and eighty millions of miles,
and its year, or periodical revolution round the sun,
nearly twenty-nine years and a half. It is surrounded by a
remarkable system of rings, and has eight satellites.
3. (Alchem.) The metal lead. [Archaic]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a giant planet that is surrounded by three planar
concentric rings of ice particles; the 6th planet from the
2: (Roman mythology) god of agriculture and vegetation;
counterpart of Greek Cronus; "Saturday is Saturn's Day"
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