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

2. <astronomy> 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.

Origin: L. Argo, Gr.

(01 Mar 1998)

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