Scorpius

Scorpius

[skawr-pee-uhs]
noun, genitive Scorpii [skawr-pee-ahy] . Astronomy.
the Scorpion, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and libra, containing the bright star Antares.
Also, Scorpio.


Origin:
< Latin < Greek skorpíos scorpion

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Scorpius (ˈskɔːpɪəs)
 
n , Latin genitive Scorpii
Also called: Scorpio a large zodiacal constellation lying between Libra and Sagittarius and crossed by the Milky Way. It contains the first magnitude star Antares

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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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