Scorpion, The

Scorpion, The,

English name for ScorpiusScorpius
or Scorpio
[Lat.,=the scorpion], conspicuous southern constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Sagittarius and Libra; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
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, a constellationconstellation,
in common usage, group of stars that appear to form a configuration in the sky; properly speaking, a constellation is a definite region of the sky in which the configuration of stars is contained.
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References in classic literature ?
He whom the flame of jealousy encompasseth, turneth at last, like the scorpion, the poisoned sting against himself.
Bryan Fry from the University of Queensland's school of biological sciences along with his teammates caught and milked 1500 Australian scorpions, including Victoria's wood scorpion, black rock scorpion and marbled scorpion, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.