Ar"go (#), n. [L. Argo, Gr. .]

1. Myth.

The name of the ship which carried Jason and his fifty-four companions to Colchis, in quest of the Golden Fleece.

2. Astron.

A large constellation in the southern hemisphere, called also Argo Navis. In modern astronomy it is replaced by its three divisions, Carina, Puppis, and Vela.


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