1. A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the body of medusa when she was slain. He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the muses, to spring from mount Helicon. On this account he is, in modern times, associated with the Muses, and with ideas of poetic inspiration. Each spurs his jaded Pegasus apace. (Byron)
Origin: L, fr. Gr.