Definitions for: Sappho


[n] the Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; much admired although only fragments of her poetry have been preserved (6th century BC)



Webster (1913) Definition: Sap"pho, n. [See Sapphic.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of brilliant South American
humming birds of the genus Sappho, having very
bright-colored and deeply forked tails; -- called also
firetail.

See Also: Lesbian, poetess

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