- the Scorpion, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Libra, containing the bright star Antares.
Origin of Scorpius
< Latin < Greek skorpíos scorpion
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Examples from the Web for scorpius
At midnight Scorpius and Cygnus are ready to claim the attention.A Field Book of the Stars
William Tyler Olcott
Whether he warned the Scorpius or not, his end was the same.
"The Scorpius doesn't know what's going on," Rip told his Planeteers.
He had to get medical attention from the Scorpius pretty soon.
O'Brine recalled Rip to the Scorpius and handed him a message.
- a large zodiacal constellation lying between Libra and Sagittarius and crossed by the Milky Way. It contains the first magnitude star AntaresAlso called: Scorpio
- A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Libra and Sagittarius. Scorpius (the Scorpion) contains the bright star Antares and is the eighth sign of the zodiac.
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