Cap·​ri·​corn | \ ˈka-pri-ˌkȯrn How to pronounce Capricorn (audio) \

Definition of Capricorn

1 : a southern zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Aquarius
2a : the 10th sign of the zodiac in astrology — see Signs of the Zodiac Table
b : one born under the sign of Capricorn

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I'm a Capricorn. What are you?

First Known Use of Capricorn

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Capricorn

Middle English Capricorne, from Latin Capricornus (genitive Capricorni), from caper goat + cornu horn — more at horn

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“Capricorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Capricorn

: the 10th sign of the zodiac : the sign of the zodiac that comes between Sagittarius and Aquarius and that has a goat as its symbol
: a person born under the sign of Capricorn : a person born between December 22 and January 19

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