Puppis

noun

Pup·​pis ˈpə-pəs How to pronounce Puppis (audio)
: a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Canis Major and Vela and that is represented by the figure of the deck of a ship

Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Puppis was in 1844

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Cite this Entry

“Puppis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Puppis. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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