a S constellation in the Milky Way between Ophiuchus and Ara, containing the bright star Antares; the Scorpion
Origin of ScorpiusL, scorpion
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Libra and Sagittarius, containing the bright red star Antares. Also called Scorpio, Scorpion.
Origin of ScorpiusLatin scorpius, scorpion, Scorpius; see scorpion.
From Latin scorpius (“scorpion").