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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A constellation in the equatorial region of the Southern Hemisphere, near Aquarius and Sagittarius.

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  • proper noun astronomy : A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a goat.
  • proper noun astrology : Capricorn

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  • noun a faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius

Etymologies

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Middle English rom Latin Capricornus, from capra ("goat") and cornū ("horn").

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