• WordNet 3.6
    • n triton small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia
    • n triton tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells
    • n Triton the largest moon of Neptune
    • n Triton (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Triton trī"tŏn (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. "Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea,
      Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn."
    • Triton (Zoöl) 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.
    • Triton (Zoöl) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Triton In Greek and Latin mythology, a son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, who dwelt with his father and mother in a golden palace on the bottom of the sea, and was a gigantic and redoubtable divinity. In the later mythology Tritons appear as a race of subordinate sea-deities, fond of pleasure, and figuring with the Nereids in the train of the greater sea-gods; they are conceived as combining the human figure with that of lower animals or monsters. A common attribute of Tritons is a shell-trumpet, which they blow to soothe the restless waves.
    • n Triton In heraldry, a bearded man with a fish's tail, and usually holding a trident. Also called merman and Neptune.
    • n Triton In conchology: A genus of gastropods, giving name to the Tritonidæ; the tritons, conchs, trumpet-shells, or sea-trumpets.
    • n Triton A member of this genus or family.
    • n Triton In herpetology: An extensive genus of newts, efts, or salamanders, named by Laurenti in 1768, since variously applied or divided into several others.
    • n Triton A newt or salamander of this genus or a related form. The name applies chiefly to the aquatic species of the Old World family Salamandridæ, but extends to others of similar habits in America, as members of the genus Spelerpes, belonging to another family (Plethodontidæ). The crested newt or triton of Europe is Triton (Hemisalamandra) cristatus (see cut under newt); the smooth triton is T. (Lissotriton) punctatus. Most of the tritons of the Old World fall in the genus Molge, as the great marbled newt of Europe, M. marmorata, and the red-bellied, M. alpestris. A conspicuous triton of cold springs in the United States is Spelerpes ruber, chiefly bright-red, but marked with black in very variable pattern. See cut under Spelerpes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Triton trī′ton (myth.) a marine demi-god, one of the trumpeters of Poseidon (Neptune), his trumpet being a wreathed univalve shell: a genus of molluscs with a wreathed univalve shell.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. Tri`twn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. Trītōn.


In literature:

Crossing the Line, we had a usual Father Neptune and his Tritons on board.
"The Cruise of the Mary Rose" by William H. G. Kingston
Give way like Tritons.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Things went on much as usual at Triton Cottage.
"Ned Garth" by W. H. G. Kingston
The Triton rose on the top of a mighty billow as she reached the fated spot.
"The Battery and the Boiler" by R.M. Ballantyne
Macrobius tells us, that Tritons holding 'buccinae' were fixed on the roof of the temple of Saturn.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
She rose to pace the mosaic floor on which appeared a design of mermaids and tritons.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
The Triton, however, was soon to be far away from such scenes, and to be engaged in the stern reality of warfare.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Jack had not forgotten the lessons he had received at home, nor the counsel given him by Admiral Triton.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
From thy dead lips a clearer note is born Than ever Triton blew from wreathed horn!
"Graded Memory Selections" by Various

In poetry:

And sometimes, while the old nurse cons
Her book, they steal across the square,
And launch their paper navies where
Huge Triton writhes in greenish bronze.
"Le Jardin Des Tuileries" by Oscar Wilde
The main, the main Is Britain's reign;
Her strength, her glory, is her fleet:
'The main, the main!' Be Britain's strain;
As Tritons strong, as Syrens sweet.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
The faerie people from our woods are gone,
No Dryads have I found in all our trees,
No Triton blows his horn about our seas
And Arthur sleeps far hence in Avalon.
"Victory" by C S Lewis
What Triton strains in other days
Were heard, when, on a sea of flame,
Thy battlefleet swung through the haze,
And homeward in her glory came,
Bearing the beauty of the East
To make Thy happy saint a feast.
"Venice" by Herbert Ashley Asquith
This new Katterfelto, his show to complete,
Means his boats should all sink as they pass by our fleet;
Then, as under the ocean their course they steer right on,
They can pepper their foes from the bed of old Triton.
Derry down.
"The Wonderful Juggler" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

Triton Principal Catherine DePaul (L) and Assistant Principal Jernee Kollock (WCAU TV).
Triton wrestler Tim Parten placed fourth in the 197 lb weight class at the La Costa Canyon Jimmy Hamada Classic.
SID Signs has announced the introduction of the SID Triton 210, an 83-in.
Triton teachers Nick Martinelli, Jeff Logandro & Dan Michielli (WCAU TV).
Triton Principal Catherine DePaul (L) and Assistant Principal Jernee Kollock (WCAU TV).
Triton designs, manufactures, and distributes products for organizing, storing, and managing tools, sporting goods, and hobby equipment for home and industrial use.
Chris Bucceroni will lead a Triton team that returns four winning wrestlers from a year ago.
BOURBON — Triton School Corporation recently spent about $1 million on new technology for the elementary and junior/senior high school.
Motorcyclist Online helps you view the used 2006 Vento Triton GT5 pictures before buying this Scooter bike.
Use our buyer's guide to learn what the available color schemes are by browsing through thumbnails of Triton GT5 paint scheme.
After a rough first 20 minutes of action, the Tritons were able to storm past the Vikings behind the play of freshman Jaleel Gray.
Over the past weekend, the Tritons dropped a pair of games to Marshalltown and Southeastern - two NJCAA Div.
Conley 33 @ Triton 0.
Sport Rider helps you research used Vento Triton motorcycles before buying the model you are interested in.
Fairdale hitches ride with Triton .

In science:

As a consequence, universal correlations such as the Phillips and Tjon lines, as well as an analogous correlation involving the triton binding energy and charge radius,23 persist up to N2LO.
Working Group Summary: Chiral Dynamics in Few-Nucleon Systems
N=2Z nuclei is by invoking the significance of triton clustering in the ground state of these neutron rich nuclei.
New evidence for triton and helion clustering in nuclei
So it is clear that it is tritons which explain the stabilty of neutron rich nuclei and it it is pair of ’h-t’ clusters which explain the stabilty of odd-odd N=Z nuclei in the separation energy as plotted above.
New evidence for triton and helion clustering in nuclei
But two extra Z will tend to make a pair of helions ( akin to the two tritons for neutron rich case above ).
New evidence for triton and helion clustering in nuclei
The triton as well as the α particle and the protons from the decay of 6Be were observed.
Two-proton radioactivity