(Science: astronomy) A large and bright constellation on the equator, between the stars aldebaran and sirius. It contains a remarkable nebula visible to the naked eye. The flaming glories of Orion's belt. (E. Everett)

Origin: L, fr. Gr, orig, a celebrated hunter in the oldest Greek mythology, after whom this constellation was named.

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