Delphinus

noun
Del·​phi·​nus | \ del-ˈfī-nəs How to pronounce Delphinus (audio) , -ˈfē- How to pronounce Delphinus (audio) \

Definition of Delphinus

: a northern constellation nearly west of Pegasus

First Known Use of Delphinus

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Delphinus

Latin (genitive Delphini), literally, dolphin, from Greek delphin-, delphis

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“Delphinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Delphinus. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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