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  1. flourished 1st century b.c., Greek epigrammatist.
  2. Classical Mythology. the heroic son of Althaea, an Argonaut, and the slayer of the Calydonian boar.Compare Calydonian hunt.
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Also Mel·e·ag·ros [mel-ee-ag-ros] /ˌmɛl iˈæg rɒs/.
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Examples from the Web for meleager

Historical Examples

  • Meleager saw it with joy, and called upon the others to follow.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew

    Josephine Preston Peabody

  • But not for himself did Meleager despoil the body of his foe.

  • Death of Meleager, and transformation of his sisters to birds.

  • The remains of such an oecus may be seen in the houses of Meleager and of the Labyrinth.

  • And nothing that Meleager could say would turn her from her purpose.

    Children of the Dawn

    Elsie Finnimore Buckley

British Dictionary definitions for meleager


  1. Greek myth one of the Argonauts, slayer of the Calydonian boar
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