- Gr. Myth. a woodland nymph, changed into a stream by Artemis so that she might escape her pursuer, Alpheus
- [a-] a North American orchid (Arethusa bulbosa) with one pink flower and one long leaf that grows only with the fruit
Origin of ArethusaClassical Latin from Gr. Arethousa
See dragon's mouth.
Origin of arethusaFrom Arethusa
A wood nymph who was changed into a fountain by Artemis.
Origin of ArethusaLatin Arethūsa from Greek Arethousa
- A bog orchid, of the genus Arethusa, having a magenta flower; the dragon's mouth.