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NOUN (4)

1. (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon;

2. the largest moon of Neptune;

3. tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells;

4. small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia;
[syn: newt, triton]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Triton \Tri"ton\ (tr[imac]"t[o^]n), n. [L., fr. Gr. Tri`twn.] (Gr. Myth.) A fabled sea demigod, the son of Neptune and Amphitrite, and the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and painters as having the upper part of his body like that of a man, and the lower part like that of a fish. He often has a trumpet made of a shell. [1913 Webster] Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea, Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) Any one of many species of marine gastropods belonging to Triton and allied genera, having a stout spiral shell, often handsomely colored and ornamented with prominent varices. Some of the species are among the largest of all gastropods. Called also trumpet shell, and sea trumpet. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of aquatic salamanders. The common European species are Hemisalamandra cristata, Molge palmata, and Molge alpestris, a red-bellied species common in Switzerland. The most common species of the United States is Diemyctylus viridescens. See Illust. under Salamander. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Triton n 1: (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon 2: the largest moon of Neptune 3: tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells 4: small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia [syn: newt, triton]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

32 Moby Thesaurus words for "Triton": Davy, Davy Jones, Dylan, Neptune, Nereid, Nereus, Oceanid, Oceanus, Poseidon, Thetis, Varuna, fresh-water nymph, kelpie, limniad, man fish, mermaid, merman, naiad, nix, nixie, ocean nymph, sea devil, sea god, sea nymph, sea-maid, sea-maiden, seaman, siren, undine, water god, water spirit, water sprite
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Triton Intel's Pentium core logic chip set. In addition to the traditional features, this chip set supports: EDO DRAM to increase the bandwidth of the DRAM interface; "pipelined burst SRAM" for a cheaper, faster second level cache; "bus master IDE" control logic to reduce processor load; a plug and play port for easy implementation of functions such as audio. The Triton I chipset (official name 82430FX) consists of 4 chips: one 82437FX TSC (Triton Sysetm Controller), two 82438FX TDP (Triton Data Path), and one 82371FB PIIX (PCI IDE Xcellerator). It supports PB Cache, EDO DRAM, and a maximum PCI and memory burst data transfer rate of 100 megabytes per second. There are also Moble Triton (82430MX), Triton II (82430HX), and the Triton VX (82430VX) chip sets. Introduction (http://asus.com.tw/Products/TB/triton-intro.html). (1996-04-03)