[dahy-uh-skyoo r-ahy]

plural noun Classical Mythology.

Castor and Pollux, the twin sons of Zeus and Leda.

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pl n

the Greek name for Castor and Pollux, when considered together
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from Greek Dioskouroi, literally "Zeus' boys," from Dios, genitive of Zeus (see Zeus) + kouroi, plural of kouros "boy, son" (see crescent).

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