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Scorpio (n.)

zodiacal constellation, late 14c., from Latin scorpio (poetic scorpius) "scorpion," also the zodiac constellation (see scorpion). The meaning "person born under or ruled by the sign of Scorpio" is recorded from 1941. Since 1922 the official (International Astronomical Union) scientific designation of the constellation has been Scorpius, leaving Scorpio to astrology.

updated on March 08, 2022

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Definitions of Scorpio from WordNet

Scorpio (n.)
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio;
Synonyms: Scorpion
Scorpio (n.)
a large zodiacal constellation between Libra and Sagittarius;
Synonyms: Scorpius
Scorpio (n.)
the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21;
Synonyms: Scorpio the Scorpion / Scorpion
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.