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Ca·no·pus 1

An ancient city of northern Egypt east of Alexandria. It was the site of a great temple honoring Serapis.

Ca·no·pus 2

A star, 650 light years from Earth, in the constellation Carina. It is the second-brightest star in the sky.

[Latin Canōpus, from Greek kanōpos, perhaps of Egyptian origin.]
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(Celestial Objects) the brightest star in the constellation Carina and the second brightest star in the sky. Visual magnitude: -0.7; spectral type: F0II; distance: 313 light years


(Placename) a port in ancient Egypt east of Alexandria where granite monuments have been found inscribed with the name of Rameses II and written in languages similar to those of the Rosetta stone
Caˈnopic adj
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(kəˈnoʊ pəs)

1. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Carina: the second brightest star in the heavens.
2. an ancient seacoast city in Lower Egypt, 15 mi. (24 km) E of Alexandria.
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Noun1.Canopus - supergiant star 650 light years from Earth; second brightest star in the sky
Carina - a keel-shaped constellation in the southern hemisphere; contains the start Canopus
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The twin cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, submerged at the mouth of the River Nile for over a millennium and lost between legend and reality, once sat on fertile, shifting land of the western-most branch of the Nile at the edge of the Egyptian Delta.
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