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1. Greek Mythology The ship in which Jason sailed in search of the Golden Fleece.
2. Formerly, a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere, lying between Canis Major and the Southern Cross, now divided into four smaller constellations, Carina, Puppis, Pyxis, and Vela.
[Latin Argō, from Greek.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the ship in which Jason sailed in search of the Golden Fleece
n, Latin genitive Argus (ˈɑːɡəs)
(Astronomy) an extensive constellation in the S hemisphere now subdivided into the smaller constellations of Puppis, Vela, Carina, and Pyxis. Also called: Argo Navis
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n. gen. Ar•gus (ˈɑr gəs)
1. a very large southern constellation, now divided into four, lying south of Canis Major.
2. (italics) the ship in which Jason sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece.
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|Noun||1.||Argo - formerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross; now divided into Carina and Pyxis and Puppis and Vela|
Carina - a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the start Canopus
Puppis - a constellation in the southern hemisphere between Vela and Canis Major that shaped like the stern of a boat
Pyxis - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Puppis and Antlia
Vela - a constellation in the southern hemisphere between Carina and Pyxis; "because of its configuration Vela is sometimes called `the Sails'"
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