Canopus

[ kuh-noh-puh s ]
/ kəˈnoʊ pəs /

noun

Astronomy. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Carina: the second brightest star in the heavens.
an ancient seacoast city in Lower Egypt, 15 miles (24 km) E of Alexandria.

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British Dictionary definitions for canopus (1 of 2)

Canopus1
/ (kəˈnəʊpəs) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for canopus (2 of 2)

Canopus2
/ (kəˈnəʊpəs) /

noun

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

Derived forms of Canopus

Canopic, adjective
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