Meaning of Canopus

Ca•no•pus

Pronunciation: (ku-nō'pus), [key]
— n.
  1. a first-magnitude star in the constellation Carina: the second brightest star in the heavens.
  2. an ancient seacoast city in Lower Egypt, 15 mi. (24 km) E of Alexandria.
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