Canopus

noun
Ca·​no·​pus | \ kə-ˈnō-pəs How to pronounce Canopus (audio) \

Definition of Canopus

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Canopus

geographical name
Ca·​no·​pus | \ kə-ˈnō-pəs How to pronounce Canopus (audio) \

Definition of Canopus (Entry 2 of 2)

ancient city of northern Egypt east of Alexandria at modern Abu Qir

Other Words from Canopus

Geographical name

Canopic \ kə-​ˈnō-​pik How to pronounce Canopus (audio) , -​ˈnä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Canopus

Noun

1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Canopus

Noun

Latin, from Greek Kanōpos

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“Canopus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Canopus. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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