Cor·​vus ˈkȯr-vəs How to pronounce Corvus (audio)
: a small constellation adjoining Virgo on the south

Word History


Latin (genitive Corvi), literally, raven

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Corvus was in 1658

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“Corvus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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