Pronunciation: (pur-sef'u-nē), [key]
1. Also,Proserpina,Proserpine. Class. Myth.a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.
2. a female given name.
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