1. Greek Mythology The ship in which Jason sailed in search of the Golden Fleece.
2. Formerly, a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere, lying between Canis Major and the Southern Cross, now divided into four smaller constellations, Carina, Puppis, Pyxis, and Vela.
[Latin Argō, from Greek.]
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