noun \ˈtr-əs\

Definition of TAURUS

:  a zodiacal constellation that contains the Pleiades and Hyades and is represented pictorially by a bull's forequarters
a :  the second sign of the zodiac in astrology
b :  one born under the sign of Taurus — see zodiac table

Origin of TAURUS

Middle English, from Latin (genitive Tauri), literally, bull
First Known Use: 14th century


geographical name \ˈtr-əs\

Definition of TAURUS

mountains S Turkey parallel to Mediterranean coast

Variants of TAURUS

Tau·rus or Turkish To·ros \t-ˈrs\


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(Latin: “Bull”) In astronomy, the constellation lying between Aries and Gemini; in astrology, the second sign of the zodiac, governing approximately the period April 20–May 20. Its symbol is a bull, a reference to the Greek myth in which Zeus transformed himself into a white bull to abduct Europa.


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