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Puppis

[ puhp-is ]
/ ˈpʌp ɪs /
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noun, genitive Pup·pis.Astronomy.
the Stern, a southern constellation: one of the subordinate constellations into which Argo is divided.
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Origin of Puppis

<Latin: stern of a ship, poop
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How to use Puppis in a sentence

  • An extreme example of this is found in the remarkable star V. Puppis, an Algol variable of the southern hemisphere.

    Astronomy of To-day|Cecil G. Dolmage
  • This star, which is the Algol variable V Puppis, has been found to be a spectroscopic binary.

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
  • Let us turn therefore to the case of another star, namely V Puppis, in which such evidence does already exist.

    Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
  • Of those V Puppis and β Lyræ are known spectroscopic binaries.

British Dictionary definitions for Puppis

Puppis
/ (ˈpʌpɪs) /

noun Latin genitive Puppis
a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Vela and Canis Major, a section of which is crossed by the Milky Way

Word Origin for Puppis

Latin: the ship, the poop of a ship
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