from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient city of northern Egypt east of Alexandria. It was the site of a great temple honoring Serapis.
- n. A star, 650 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Carina. It is the second-brightest star in the sky.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A yellowish-white supergiant star in the constellation Carina; Alpha (α) Carinae. It is the second brightest star in the night sky.
- proper n. The pilot of King Menelaus's ship in the Iliad.
- proper n. An ancient city in northern Egypt, known for extravagance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A star of the first magnitude in the southern constellation Argo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The brightest star but one in the heavens, one magnitude brighter than Arcturus and only half a magnitude fainter than Sirius.
- n. In Gr. archæol., a modern name for a cinerary jar representing the human figure, somewhat like the ancient Egyptian Canopic vases.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. supergiant star 650 light years from Earth; second brightest star in the sky
Latin Canōpus, from Greek kanōpos, perhaps of Egyptian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Canōpus, from Ancient Greek Κάνωπος ("Kanopos") (Wiktionary)