Cap"ri*corn(?), n. [L. capricornus; caper goat + cornu horn: cf. F. capricorne.] 1. (Astron.) The tenth sign of zodiac, into which the sun enters at the winter solstice, about December 21. See Tropic.
The sun was entered into Capricorn.Dryden.
(Astron.) A southern constellation, represented on ancient monuments by the figure of a goat, or a figure with its fore part like a fish.
(Zol.), any beetle of the family Carambucid; one of the long-horned beetles. The larv usually bore into the wood or bark of trees and shrubs and are often destructive. See Girdler, Pruner.
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