Doris

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[ dawr-is, dohr-, dor- ]
/ ˈdɔr ɪs, ˈdoʊr-, ˈdɒr- /
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noun

Classical Mythology. the wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “bountiful.”

Doris

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[ dawr-is, dohr-, dor- ]
/ ˈdɔr ɪs, ˈdoʊr-, ˈdɒr- /

noun

an ancient region in central Greece: the earliest home of the Dorians.
a region in SW Asia Minor, on the coast of Caria: Dorian settlements.
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doris

/ (ˈdɒrɪs) /

noun

slang a woman

Word Origin for doris

C20: from the girl's name Doris

Doris

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/ (ˈdɒrɪs) /

noun (in ancient Greece)

a small landlocked area north of the Gulf of Corinth. Traditionally regarded as the home of the Dorians, it was perhaps settled by some of them during their southward migration
the coastal area of Caria in SW Asia Minor, settled by Dorians

Doris

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/ (ˈdɒrɪs) /

noun

Greek myth a sea nymph
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