Delphinus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Delphinus type genus of the Delphinidae
    • n Delphinus a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Pegasus and Aquila
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Delphinus (Zoöl) A genus of Cetacea, including the dolphin. See Dolphin, 1.
    • Delphinus (Astron) The Dolphin, a constellation near the equator and east of Aquila.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Delphinus The typical genus of the family Delphinidæ, to which very different limits have been assigned, By the authors of the Linnean school it was used for all the cetaceans with teeth in both jaws, and consequently for the Delphinidæ (except Monodon), Platanistidæ, and Iniidœ.
    • n Delphinus One of the ancient constellations, representing a dolphin. It is situated east of Aquila.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a dolphin, fr. Gr. delfi`s delfi`n

Usage

In literature:

There was Delphinus Polyglott.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 4 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
Postquam puer morbo abiit, et ipse delphinus periit.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
To the right of Equuleus, towards the west-south-west is the constellation Delphinus.
"Half-hours with the Telescope" by Richard A. Proctor
The little asterisms Sagitta, the Arrow, and Vulpecula and Anser, the Fox and Goose, are shown just above Delphinus.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
Dauphin, after whom their son was named Dauphin (Delphinus).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
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In news:

SOUNDWAVES w/ DJ Delphinus (sitting in for DJs Abraham & Cecilia).
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