Scorpius

noun
Scor·pi·us | \ˈskȯr-pē-əs \

Definition of Scorpius 

: a southern zodiacal constellation partly in the Milky Way and between Libra and Sagittarius

First Known Use of Scorpius

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Scorpius

Latin (genitive Scorpii), from Greek Skorpios, literally, scorpion

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