Pallas

[ pal-uh s ]
/ ˈpæl əs /

noun

Also called Pallas Athena. Classical Mythology. Athena(def 1).
Astronomy. the second largest and one of the four brightest asteroids.

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British Dictionary definitions for pallas

Pallas
/ (ˈpæləs) /

noun

astronomy the second largest asteroid (diameter 520 km), revolving around the sun in a period of 4.62 years
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Scientific definitions for pallas

Pallas
[ păləs ]

The second largest asteroid, measuring about 570 km (353 mi) at its greatest diameter, and the second to be discovered, in 1802. See more at asteroid.
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