Canopus

noun

Ca·​no·​pus kə-ˈnō-pəs How to pronounce Canopus (audio)
: a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Carina not visible north of 37° latitude

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Kanōpos

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Canopus was in 1555

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Cite this Entry

“Canopus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Canopus. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Canopus

noun
Ca·​no·​pus kə-ˈnō-pəs How to pronounce Canopus (audio)
: a very bright star not visible north of 37° latitude

Geographical Definition

Canopus

geographical name

Ca·​no·​pus kə-ˈnō-pəs How to pronounce Canopus (audio)
ancient city of northern Egypt east of Alexandria at modern Abu Qir
Canopic
kə-ˈnō-pik How to pronounce Canopus (audio)
-ˈnä-
adjective

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