- a small hawk, Buteo solitarius, having two plumage phases and occurring only on the island of Hawaii, where it is a rare species and the only living indigenous bird of prey.
Origin of io
- Classical Mythology. a woman who, being loved by Zeus, was transformed into a white heifer and was, at the wish of Hera, first guarded by Argus and later pursued through the world by a gadfly until she reached Egypt, where she resumed her true shape: identified by the Egyptians with Isis.
- Astronomy. a large volcanically active moon of the planet Jupiter.
or IO, i.o.
- indirect object.
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The other codex according to Torinus, was found in Transsylvania by Io.
In all the hills and vales of Greece his Io pæan sounded still.
Then should come amore, and of course cuore, and disiò, and anch' io!Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
Finally, vessels were also sent to Io and to Europa, but none of them returned.Spacehounds of IPC
Edward Elmer Smith
Underneath, on the brass name plate, were the words: "Jupiter and Io."The Lost Despatch
Natalie Sumner Lincoln
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- Greek myth a maiden loved by Zeus and turned into a white heifer by either Zeus or Hera
- the innermost of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter, displaying intense volcanic activity. Diameter: 3640 km; orbital radius: 422 000 km
in Greek mythology, daughter of the river god Inachus, she was pursued by Zeus and consequently changed into a heifer. The Jovian moon was discovered in 1610 and named for her by Galileo.
- One of the four brightest satellites of Jupiter and the fifth in distance from the planet. It was first sighted by Galileo. See Note at moon.