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Avernus Line breaks: Aver|nus
Pronunciation: /əˈvəːnəs/

Definition of Avernus in English:

A lake near Naples in Italy, which fills the crater of an extinct volcano. It was described by Virgil and other Latin writers as the entrance to the underworld.

Words that rhyme with Avernus

treasonous • poisonous

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