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mer·cu·ry

mercury

 
pronunciation:
muhr ky ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: mercuries
definition 1: a heavy, silver-white metal that is one of the chemical elements. Mercury is liquid at room temperature. It is used in thermometers and barometers. (symbol: Hg)
definition 2: (capitalized) the messenger of the gods in Roman mythology. In Greek mythology, Mercury is called Hermes.
definition 3: (capitalized) the planet of the solar system that is nearest to the sun. Mercury is the second smallest planet.
 
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