Cygnus

Cygnus

[sig-nuhs]
noun, genitive Cygni [sig-nahy] . Astronomy.
the Swan, a northern constellation southwest of Draco, containing the bright star Deneb.

Origin:
< Latin: swan; see cygnet

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Cygnus (ˈsɪɡnəs)
 
n , Latin genitive Cygni
a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Pegasus and Draco in the Milky Way. The constellation contains the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant, the intense radio galaxy Cygnus A, and the intense galactic X-ray source Cygnus X--1, which is probably a black hole
 
[Latin: swan; see cygnet]

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Cygnus   (sĭg'nəs)  Pronunciation Key 
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cepheus and Lyra. Cygnus (the Swan, or the Northern Cross) contains the bright star Deneb.
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