from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Pegasus and Aquila.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Delphinidae — the dolphins.
- proper n. A small summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dolphin. It lies between the constellations Cygnus and Aquila.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of Cetacea, including the dolphin. See dolphin, 1.
- n. The Dolphin, a constellation near the equator and east of Aquila.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Delphinidæ, to which very different limits have been assigned,
- n. One of the ancient constellations, representing a dolphin. It is situated east of Aquila.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Delphinidae
- n. a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Pegasus and Aquila
Latin delphīnus, dolphin; see dolphin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin delphīnus ("dolphin") (Wiktionary)
From Latin delphīnus, from Ancient Greek δελφίν (delphin), a later form of the previous δελφίς (delphis) "a dolphin". (Wiktionary)