Definition of Puppis

1. Noun. A constellation in the southern hemisphere between Vela and Canis Major that shaped like the stern of a boat.

Group relationships: Argo
Generic synonyms: Constellation



Definition of Puppis

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the stern of a ship. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Puppis

Punic Wars
Punic apple
Punica
Punica granatum
Punicaceae
Punjab
Punjabi
Punjabis
Punnett square
Punnett squares
Punta Arenas
Punti
Puntland
Punycode
Pupperware
Puppis
Purace
Puram
Purana
Puranas
Puranic
Purcell
Pure Data
Purell
Purepecha
Puri
Purim
Purinethol
Puritan work ethic

Literary usage of Puppis

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"puppis. Syrius and Vega, and characterized by the great intensity of the hydrogen lines. Class A.— Hydrogen stars, represented by Class F.— Calcium stars, ..."

2. A Manual of Roman Antiquities by William Ramsay (1894)
"... which will serve to explain the relative position of the different parts described above. aa, Alveus : bb, Prora ; ce, puppis ; rf, Gubernaculum ; e, ..."

3. The System of the Stars by Agnes Mary Clerke (1905)
"One such is found in V puppis, the light-curve of which, as drawn by Mr. AW ... Already, in 1895, V puppis was ascertained by Professor Pickering to be a ..."

4. The Henry Draper Catalogby Annie Jump Cannon, Edward Charles Pickering by Annie Jump Cannon, Edward Charles Pickering (1919)
"S puppis. Considered by Gould to be variable within the limits 7.2 and 9.0 ... 63462. о puppis. H/3 and Ну are bright and superposed on very wide dark bands ..."

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