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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Libra and Sagittarius, containing the bright red star Antares. Also called Scorpio, Scorpion.
[Latin scorpius, scorpion, Scorpius; see scorpion.]
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n, Latin genitive Scorpii (ˈskɔːpɪˌaɪ)
(Astronomy) a large zodiacal constellation lying between Libra and Sagittarius and crossed by the Milky Way. It contains the first magnitude star Antares. Also called: Scorpio
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Scor•pi•us(ˈskɔr pi əs)
n. gen. -pi•i (-piˌaɪ)
the Scorpion, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Libra, containing the bright star Antares.
[< Latin < Greek skorpíos scorpion]
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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Libra and Sagittarius.
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|Noun||1.||Scorpius - a large zodiacal constellation between Libra and Sagittarius|
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
Antares - the brightest star in Scorpius
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