Canopus

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noun Ca·no·pus \kə-ˈnō-pəs\

Definition of Canopus

  1. :  a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Carina not visible north of 37° latitude

Origin and Etymology of canopus

Latin, from Greek Kanōpos


First Known Use: 1555


Canopus

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geographical name Ca·no·pus \kə-ˈnō-pəs\

Definition of Canopus

  1. ancient city N Egypt E of Alexandria at modern Abu Qir

Canopic

play \kə-ˈnō-pik, -ˈnä-\ adjective

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