1550, in the meaning defined above
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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