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A constellation near Canis Major and Canis Minor.

[Middle English, unicorn, from Old French, from Latin monocerōs, from Greek monokerōs, having one horn : mono-, mono- + keras, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]


n, Latin genitive Monocerotis (məˌnɒsəˈrəʊtɪs)
(Astronomy) a faint constellation on the celestial equator crossed by the Milky Way and lying close to Orion and Canis Major
[C14: via Old French from Latin: unicorn, from Greek monokeros with a single horn, from mono- + keras horn]
References in classic literature ?
The American province has also sent here representative species; for there is a Galapageian species of Monoceros, a genus only found on the west coast of America; and there are Galapageian species of Fissurella and Cancellaria, genera common on the west coast, but not found (as I am informed by Mr.
Rosette, 5,200 light-years away in the Monoceros constellation, is a low-density cloud of gas at the center of a larger cloud of gas and dust where stars and planetary systems are taking shape.
Control of Oryctes Monoceros on Date Palm Field in Sudan-Savannah Vegetative Zone of Nigeria.
Between Procyon (in Canis Minor, the Smaller Dog) and Sirius is the dim constellation Monoceros, rich in telescopic objects.
A star in Monoceros V838 is a "supergiant" that exploded in 2002, briefly becoming the brightest star in the Milky Way.
The effects of salinity and added substrates on growth and survival of Metapenaeus monoceros (Decapoda: Penaeidae) post-larvae.
Other 'dumbbell-esque' planetary nebulae worth hunting down in the coming months include NGC 40 in Cepheus and NGC 2346 in Monoceros.
The well-known open cluster NGC 2548, perhaps better known by the name Messier 48, is situated due west of alpha Hydrae right on the constellation Monoceros boundary.
Moreover, the later bestiaries divide the composite unicorn of the original Graeco-Oriental myth into two animals, with the monoceros, a creature nearly identical to the unicorn with a horn of "astonishing splendor" (White 44) descried as "a monster with a horrible howl.
Recently, the type species of Liburnia was established to be Embolophora monoceros Stal, 1855 (Bartlett 2008; ICZN 2010), an African species in the Stenocraninae; a decision which unequivocally placed all New World Liburnia into incertae sedis.
Grant Gilmore responds: Jim, your fish looks like a unicorn filefish, Aluterus monoceros, one of the most wide-rangingfile fish (family Monocanthidae) in the world, found worldwide in both tropical and temperate waters.
moschatus Monodon monoceros Narwhal Balaena mysticetus Bowhead whale Cetacea sp.