Zodiacal constellation



noun
any of the 12 constellations after which the signs of the zodiac are named: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces
Historical Examples

To the north and east of Capricornus we find Aquarius, which is also a zodiacal constellation.
Astronomy for Young Folks Isabel Martin Lewis

What zodiacal constellation came to the meridian at midnight on that date?
A Text-Book of Astronomy George C. Comstock

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