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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pæ·an n.  [Written also pean.]
 1. An ancient Greek hymn in honor of Apollo as a healing deity, and, later, a song addressed to other deities.
 2. Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph, joy, or praise. --Dryden. “Public pæans of congratulation.”
 3. See Pæon.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pean n.  Her. One of the furs, the ground being sable, and the spots or tufts or.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pe·an n. A song of praise and triumph. See Pæan.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 pean
      n 1: (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in
           ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity) [syn: paean]
      2: a formal expression of praise [syn: encomium, eulogy, panegyric,
          paean]