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Mercury

Mercury

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noun


(1)   Temperature measured by a mercury thermometer
"The mercury was falling rapidly"
(2)   The smallest planet and the nearest to the sun
(3)   (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes
(4)   A heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
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Proper noun


Mercury
  1. The Roman god associated with speed, sometimes used as a messenger. He wore winged sandals. Mercury corresponded to the Greek god Hermes.
  2. The planet in the solar system with the closest orbit to the Sun, named after the god; represented by ☿.