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  • noun obsolete a unicorn
  • noun obsolete a narwhal


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From Old French monoceros, from Latin monoceros.


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  • "... the Unicorn, in astronomy, a constellation of the northern hemisphere, situated under Canis Minor, and formed by Hevelius out of the Stellae Informes, or those which were not comprised within the outlines of any of the others. In Hevelius's catalogue this constellation contains 19 stars; but in the Britannic catalogue 31."

    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 281

    October 13, 2008