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Noun: catherine wheel
  1. A circular firework that spins round and round emitting coloured fire
    - pinwheel [N. Amer]
Noun: Catherine  kath-rin
  1. First wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536)
    - Catherine of Aragon
  2. Empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729-1796)
    - Catherine II, Catherine the Great

Derived forms: Catherines

Type of: empress, firework, married woman, pyrotechnic, wife, wifey [informal]

Encyclopedia: Catherine wheel

Catherine, Lady Walpole