Scorpius

[ skawr-pee-uhs ]
/ ˈskɔr pi əs /

noun, genitive Scor·pi·i [skawr-pee-ahy]. /ˈskɔr piˌaɪ/. Astronomy.

the Scorpion, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Libra, containing the bright star Antares.

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Origin of Scorpius

<Latin <Greek skorpíosscorpion
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British Dictionary definitions for Scorpius

Scorpius
/ (ˈskɔːpɪəs) /

noun Latin genitive Scorpii (ˈskɔːpɪˌaɪ)

a large zodiacal constellation lying between Libra and Sagittarius and crossed by the Milky Way. It contains the first magnitude star AntaresAlso called: Scorpio
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Scientific definitions for Scorpius

Scorpius
[ skôrpē-əs ]
Scorpio (skôrpē-ō′)

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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