Orion

noun
Ori·​on | \ə-ˈrī-ən, ȯ-\

Definition of Orion 

1 [ Latin (genitive Orionis) ] : a constellation on the equator east of Taurus represented on charts by the figure of a hunter with belt and sword

2 : a giant hunter slain by Artemis in Greek mythology

First Known Use of Orion

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Orion

Latin, from Greek Ōriōn

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Orion

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English Language Learners Definition of Orion

: a group of stars in the sky that looks like a hunter with a line of three bright stars for a belt

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