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Noun: Orion  ow'rI-un
  1. A constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
    - Hunter
     
  2. (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis; was then placed in the sky as a constellation

Type of: constellation, diffuse nebula, gaseous nebula, mythical being

Encyclopedia: Orion, Pyrenees-Atlantiques