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Monoceros

[ muh-nos-er-uhs ]
/ məˈnɒs ər əs /
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noun, genitive Mo·noc·er·o·tis [muh-nos-uh-roh-tis]. /məˌnɒs əˈroʊ tɪs/. Astronomy.

the Unicorn, a constellation south of Gemini and east of Orion.

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Monoceros
/ (məˈnɒsərəs) /

noun Latin genitive Monocerotis (məˌnɒsəˈrəʊtɪs)

a faint constellation on the celestial equator crossed by the Milky Way and lying close to Orion and Canis Major

Word Origin for Monoceros

C14: via Old French from Latin: unicorn, from Greek monokeros with a single horn, from mono- + keras horn
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