Monoceros Definition

mə-nŏsər-əs
noun
A S constellation between Orion and Canis Minor.
Webster's New World

(obsolete) A unicorn.

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(obsolete) A narwhal.

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pronoun

(astronomy) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a unicorn. It lies amid the Milky Way, just east of the constellation Orion.

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Other Word Forms of Monoceros

Noun

Singular:
monoceros
Plural:
monoceroses

Origin of Monoceros

  • Middle English unicorn from Old French from Latin monocerōs from Greek monokerōs having one horn mono- mono- keras horn ker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First recorded by the astronomer Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but possibly created earlier by Petrus Plancius. From Latin monoceros, a "unicorn"

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French monoceros, from Latin monoceros.

    From Wiktionary

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