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

  • noun The wise centaur who tutored Achilles, Hercules, and Asclepius.

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  • proper noun mythology a centaur from Greek mythology
  • proper noun astronomy a centaur (minor planet) and comet-like object, orbiting between Saturn and Uranus

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  • noun (Greek mythology) the learned centaur who tutored Achilles, Asclepius, Hercules, Jason, and other heroes
  • noun an asteroid discovered in 1977; it is unique in having an orbit lying mainly between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus

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