[ puhp-is ]
/ ˈpʌp ɪs /
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
Words nearby Puppis
, puppet show
, puppy dog
, puppy fat
, puppy love
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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.
This star, which is the Algol variable V Puppis, has been found to be a spectroscopic binary.
Let us turn therefore to the case of another star, namely V Puppis, in which such evidence does already exist.
Of those V Puppis and β Lyræ are known spectroscopic binaries.
British Dictionary definitions for Puppis
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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