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PLUTO (ˈpluːtəʊ)

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1. (Historical Terms) the code name of pipelines laid under the English Channel to supply fuel to the Allied forces landing in Normandy in 1944

[C20: from p(ipe)l(ine) u(nder) t(he) o(cean)]

Pluto (ˈpluːtəʊ)

n

1. (Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth the god of the underworld; Hades

Pluto (ˈpluːtəʊ)

n

1. (Celestial Objects) the second-largest dwarf planet in the solar system, located in the Kuiper belt; discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh (1906-97); classified as a planet until 2006, when it was reclassified as a dwarf planet. It has a diameter of 2390 km

[Latin, from Greek Ploutōn, literally: the rich one]