Pronunciation: (kap'ri-kôrn"), [key]
1. Astron.the Goat, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Aquarius.
a. the tenth sign of the zodiac: the cardinal earth sign. See illus. under zodiac.
b. a person born under this sign, usually between December 22nd and January 19th.
3. tropic of. See under tropic (def. 1a). Also,Capricornus (for defs. 1, 2).
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