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noun, plural Ju·nos for 3.
  1. the ancient Roman queen of heaven, a daughter of Saturn and the wife and sister of Jupiter: the protector of women and marriage.Compare Hera.
  2. Astronomy. the fourth largest and one of the four brightest asteroids.
  3. a woman of regal appearance or bearing.
  4. Military. the code name for a beach on France's Normandy coast, attacked by Canadian forces as part of the Allies' D-day invasion on June 6, 1944.
  5. a female given name.
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  1. (in Roman tradition) the queen of the Olympian godsGreek counterpart: Hera
  2. a woman of stately bearing and regal beauty
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  1. astronomy the fourth largest known asteroid (approximate diameter 240 kilometres) and one of the four brightest
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  1. an award given for achievements in the Canadian music industry
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Word Origin

C20: originally after Pierre Juneau (1922–2012) Canadian broadcaster
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Word Origin and History for juno


Roman goddess of women and marriage, mid-14c., perhaps literally "the young one" (perhaps as goddess of the new moon), from an Italic root akin to Latin iunior "younger," iuvenis "young" (see young).

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juno in Science


  1. An asteroid having a diameter of about 240 km (149 mi). It was the third to be discovered, in 1804. See more at asteroid.
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juno in Culture


The Roman name of Hera, the Greek and Roman goddess who protected marriage. Juno was the wife of Jupiter.

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