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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Peg·a·sus /ˈpɛgəsəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peg·a·sus n.
 1. Gr. Myth. A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the body of Medusa when she was slain.  He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount Helicon.  On this account he is, in modern times, associated with the Muses, and with ideas of poetic inspiration.
    Each spurs his jaded Pegasus apace.   --Byron.
 2. Astron. A northen constellation near the vernal equinoctial point.  Its three brightest stars, with the brightest star of Andromeda, form the square of Pegasus.
 3. Zool. A genus of small fishes, having large pectoral fins, and the body covered with hard, bony plates.  Several species are known from the East Indies and China.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (Greek mythology) immortal winged horse that sprang from the
           blood of the slain Medusa; was tamed by Bellerophon with
           the help of a bridle given him by Athena; as the flying
           horse of the Muses it is a symbol of high-flying
           imagination [syn: flying horse]
      2: a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Andromeda
         and Pisces