- the Unicorn, a constellation south of Gemini and east of Orion.
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Historical Examples of monoceros
The remaining stars of Monoceros will be found on map No. 3.
The species described by Leuckart, from Monodon monoceros, is only half an inch long.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
In its present form it was not known to the ancients, not even to Pliny, whose idea of the Monoceros or Unicorn is peculiar.Curious Creatures in Zoology
The stars forming the western end of Monoceros are depicted on map No. 1.
Turning now to the constellation Monoceros, we shall find a few objects worthy of attention.Astronomy with an Opera-glass
Garrett Putman Serviss
- a faint constellation on the celestial equator crossed by the Milky Way and lying close to Orion and Canis Major
Word Origin for Monoceros
This is a modern constellation, generally supposed to have been first charted by Bartschius as Unicornu; but Olbers and Ideler say that it was of much earlier formation, the latter quoting allusions to it, in the work of 1564, as "the other Horse south of the Twins and the Crab"; and Scaliger found it on a Persian sphere. [Richard Hinckley Allen, "Star Names and Their Meanings," London: 1899]