Definition of Mimas in English:

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Mimas

Pronunciation: /ˈmīməs/ /ˈmē-/
Astronomy
A satellite of Saturn, the seventh closest to the planet, discovered by W. Herschel in 1789. It has a diameter of 242 miles (390 km) and has many craters, one of which has a diameter of 80 miles (130 km), a third of the diameter of Mimas.

Origin

Named after a giant in Greek mythology, killed by Ares.

Words that rhyme with Mimas

primus, thymus, timeous
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