Cetus definition

  • noun:
    • A constellation in the equatorial area associated with Southern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Eridanus.
    • A whale.
    • [capitalized] A southern constellation, the Whale, before Orion. It had been anciently pictured as some kind of marine pet, possibly a seal.
    • A genus of whales.
    • a sizable constellation on equator near Pisces and Aquarius
  • proper-noun:
    • A winter constellation for the north sky, said to resemble a whale. It provides the star Mira.

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