Phleg"e*thon (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. &?;, prop. p.pr. of &?; to blaze.] (Class Myth.)

One of the principal rivers of Hades, in the channel of which fire flowed instead of water.

Fierce Phlegethon,
Whose waves of torrent fire inflame with rage.
Milton.

 

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