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  1. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Aeolus who committed suicide at her father's command because of her incestuous relations with her brother Macareus.
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Examples from the Web for canace

Historical Examples

  • Like Chaucer's Canace, of sleep "She was full mesurable, as women be."

    Brother Copas

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • Canace, daughter of olus, beloved by Macareus; see Ovid, Her.

  • Canace, too, delights in wandering in the forest in the early morning.

    Chaucer and His Times

    Grace E. Hadow

  • He is Canace's lover, who is to fight in the lists against her brothers Cambalo and Algarsif, and win her.

  • Now these three brothers were the champions chosen by Canace's wooers to challenge Cambello.