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 for Triton
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Triton \Tri"ton\ (tr[imac]"t[o^]n), n. [L., fr. Gr. Tri`twn.]
     (Gr. Myth.)
     A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and
     the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and
     painters as having the upper part of his body like that of a
     man, and the lower part like that of a fish. He often has a
     trumpet made of a shell.
     [1913 Webster]
           Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea,
           Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.
     [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.) Any one of many species of marine gastropods
        belonging to Triton and allied genera, having a stout
        spiral shell, often handsomely colored and ornamented with
        prominent varices. Some of the species are among the
        largest of all gastropods. Called also trumpet shell,
        and sea trumpet.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of aquatic
        salamanders. The common European species are
        Hemisalamandra cristata, Molge palmata, and Molge
        alpestris, a red-bellied species common in Switzerland.
        The most common species of the United States is
        Diemyctylus viridescens. See Illust. under Salamander.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon
      2: the largest moon of Neptune
      3: tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral
      4: small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North
         America and Europe and northern Asia [syn: newt, triton]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "Triton":
     Davy, Davy Jones, Dylan, Neptune, Nereid, Nereus, Oceanid, Oceanus,
     Poseidon, Thetis, Varuna, fresh-water nymph, kelpie, limniad,
     man fish, mermaid, merman, naiad, nix, nixie, ocean nymph,
     sea devil, sea god, sea nymph, sea-maid, sea-maiden, seaman, siren,
     undine, water god, water spirit, water sprite

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      Intel's Pentium core logic chip set.  In
     addition to the traditional features, this chip set supports:
     EDO DRAM to increase the bandwidth of the DRAM
     interface; "{pipelined burst SRAM" for a cheaper, faster
     second+level+cache;+"{bus+master">second level cache; "{bus master IDE" control logic to
     reduce processor load; a plug and play port for easy
     implementation of functions such as audio.
     The Triton I chipset (official name 82430FX) consists of 4
     chips: one 82437FX TSC (Triton Sysetm Controller), two 82438FX
     TDP (Triton Data Path), and one 82371FB PIIX (PCI IDE
     Xcellerator).  It supports PB Cache, EDO DRAM, and a
     maximum PCI and memory burst data transfer rate of 100
     megabytes per second.
     There are also Moble Triton (82430MX), Triton II
     (82430HX), and the Triton VX (82430VX) chip sets.

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