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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Fornax and Cetus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A large winter constellation of the northern sky. It lies near Orion and Cetus.
  • proper n. A mythical river of northern Europe, rich in amber.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A long, winding constellation extending southward from Taurus and containing the bright star Achernar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The ancient southern constellation of the River.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Fornax and Cetus

Etymologies

Greek Ēridanos, mythical river associated with the myth of Phaeton.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Eridanus, from Ancient Greek Ἠριδανός. (Wiktionary)

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