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 for Saturn
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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Alchem.) The metal lead. [Archaic]
        [1913 Webster]

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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