(astronomy) A yellowish-white supergiant star in the constellation Carina; Alpha (α) Carinae. It is the second brightest star in the night sky.
An ancient city in northern Egypt, known for extravagance.
Origin of Canopus
Latin Canōpus from Greek kanōpos perhaps of Egyptian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin Canōpus, from Ancient Greek Κάνωπος (Kanōpos, “Kanopos”)
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