from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Hydra and Corvus.
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- proper n. : A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a cup. It lies between the constellations Virgo and Hydra.
Latin crātēr, mixing bowl, crater; see crater.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin crater, a "basin" or "cup", from Ancient Greek κρατήρ (kratēr, "mixingbowl, wassail-bowl"), from κράμα (krama, "mixture"), from κεράννυμι (kerannumi, "to mix, to mingle"). (Wiktionary)