Pronunciation: (lā'mē-u), [key]
—pl. -mi•as, -mi•aePronunciation: (-mē-ē") [key] for 1, 2.
1. Class. Myth.one of a class of fabulous monsters, commonly represented with the head and breast of a woman and the body of a serpent, said to allure youths and children in order to suck their blood.
2. a vampire; a female demon.
3. (cap., italics.) a narrative poem (1819) by John Keats.
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