Scorpio

Scorpio

[skawr-pee-oh]
noun
1.
Astronomy, Scorpius.
2.
Astrology.
a.
the eighth sign of the zodiac: the fixed water sign. See illus. under zodiac.
b.
a person born under this sign, usually between October 23rd and November 21st.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Scorpiō scorpion

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Scorpio (ˈskɔːpɪˌəʊ, ˌskɔːpɪˈɒnɪk)
 
n
1.  astrology Also called: the Scorpion
 a.  the eighth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♏, having a fixed water classification and ruled by the planet Mars and the dwarf planet Pluto. The sun is in this sign between about Oct 23 and Nov 21
 b.  a person born during a period when the sun is in this sign
2.  astronomy another name for Scorpius
 
adj
3.  astrology born under or characteristic of Scorpio
 
[Latin: scorpion]

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Scorpio
zodiacal constellation, 1391, from L. scorpio "scorpion" (see scorpion). The meaning "person born under or ruled by the sign of Scorpio" is recorded from 1968.
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Scorpius (skôr'pē-əs) or Scorpio   (skôr'pē-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near libra and Sagittarius. Scorpius (the Scorpion) contains the bright star Antares and is the eighth sign of the zodiac.
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