Circinus

noun
Cir·​ci·​nus | \ ˈsər-sə-nəs How to pronounce Circinus (audio) \

Definition of Circinus

astronomy
: a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Centaurus and Triangulum Australe and that is represented by the figure of a drafting compass

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First Known Use of Circinus

1802, in the meaning defined above

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circensian

circinate

circingle

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circiter

circle

circle back

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