[pahy-seez, pis-eez] /ˈpaɪ siz, ˈpɪs iz/
noun, genitive Piscium
[pish-ee-uh m] /ˈpɪʃ i əm/ (Show IPA),
for 1.
Astronomy. the Fishes, a zodiacal constellation between Aries and Aquarius.
  1. the twelfth sign of the zodiac: the mutable water sign.
    See illus. under zodiac.
  2. a person born under this sign, usually between February 19th and March 20th.
the class of vertebrates comprising the fish and sometimes including, in certain classifications, the cyclostomes.
< Neo-Latin, Latin piscēs, plural of piscis fish
British Dictionary definitions for Pisces
Pisces (ˈpaɪsiːz, ˈpɪ-, ˈpaɪsɪən)
n , Latin genitive Piscium
1.  astronomy a faint extensive zodiacal constellation lying between Aquarius and Aries on the ecliptic
2.  astrology
 a.  Also called: the Fishes the twelfth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♓, having a mutable water classification and ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune. The sun is in this sign between about Feb 19 and March 20
 b.  a person born when the sun is in this sign
3.  a.  See fish a taxonomic group that comprises all fishes
 b.  See teleost a taxonomic group that comprises the bony fishes only
4.  astrology born under or characteristic of Pisces
[C14: Latin: the fishes]

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Word Origin and History for Pisces
12th sign of the zodiac, c.1391, from L., pl. of piscis "fish," cognate with Goth. fisks, O.E. fisc (see fish). Applied to persons born under this sign from 1924.
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Pisces in Science
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aries and Pegasus. Pisces (the Fishes) is the twelfth sign of the zodiac.
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