Centaurus

noun
Cen·​tau·​rus | \ sen-ˈtȯr-əs How to pronounce Centaurus (audio) \

Definition of Centaurus

: a southern constellation between the Southern Cross and Hydra (see Hydra sense 3)

First Known Use of Centaurus

1550, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Centaurus

Latin (genitive Centauri)

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“Centaurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Centaurus. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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