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capricorn


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capricorn  \Cap"ri*corn\,  n.  [L.  capricornus;  caper  goat  +  cornu 
  horn:  cf  F.  capricorne.] 
  1.  (Astron.)  The  tenth  sign  of  zodiac,  into  which  the  sun 
  enters  at  the  winter  solstice,  about  December  21.  See 
  {Tropic}. 
 
  The  sun  was  entered  into  Capricorn.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  A  southern  constellation,  represented  on  ancient 
  monuments  by  the  figure  of  a  goat,  or  a  figure  with  its 
  fore  part  like  a  fish. 
 
  {Capricorn  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  beetle  of  the  family 
  {Carambucid[ae]};  one  of  the  long-horned  beetles.  The 
  larv[ae]  usually  bore  into  the  wood  or  bark  of  trees  and 
  shrubs  and  are  often  destructive.  See  {Girdler},  {Pruner}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Capricorn 
  n  1:  a  faint  zodiacal  constellation  in  the  southern  hemisphere; 
  between  Sagittarius  and  Aquarius  [syn:  {Capricornus},  {Capricorn}] 
  2:  the  tenth  sign  of  the  zodiac;  the  sun  is  in  this  sign  from 
  December  22  to  January  19  [syn:  {Capricorn},  {Capricon  the 
  Goat}] 




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