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Berenice Syllabification: Ber·e·ni·ce
Pronunciation: /ˌberəˈnīsē/ /-ˈnēs/

Definition of Berenice in English:

( 3rd century bc), Egyptian queen; wife of Ptolemy III. She offered her hair for the safe return of her husband from an expedition; the hair was stolen and, according to legend, placed in the heavens. The constellation Coma Berenices (Berenice’s hair) is named after her.

Words that rhyme with Berenice

anis, apiece, caprice, cassis, cease, coulisse, crease, Dumfries, fils, fleece, geese, grease, Greece, kris, lease, Lucrece, MacNeice, Matisse, McAleese, Nice, niece, obese, peace, pelisse, police, Rees, Rhys, set piece, sublease, surcease, two-piece, underlease

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