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 for Orion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orion \O*ri"on\ ([-o]*r[imac]"[o^]n), n. [L., fr. Gr. 'Wri`wn,
     orig., a celebrated hunter in the oldest Greek mythology,
     after whom this constellation was named.] (Astron.)
     A large and bright constellation on the equator, between the
     stars Aldebaran and Sirius. It contains a remarkable nebula
     visible to the naked eye.
     [1913 Webster]
           The flaming glories of Orion's belt.     --E. Everett.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the
           Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis; was then
           placed in the sky as a constellation
      2: a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus;
         contains Betelgeuse and Rigel [syn: Orion, Hunter]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Heb. Kesil; i.e., "the fool", the name of a constellation (Job
     9:9; 38:31; Amos 5:8) consisting of about eighty stars. The
     Vulgate renders thus, but the LXX. renders by Hesperus, i.e.,
     "the evening-star," Venus. The Orientals "appear to have
     conceived of this constellation under the figure of an impious
     giant bound upon the sky." This giant was, according to
     tradition, Nimrod, the type of the folly that contends against
     God. In Isa. 13:10 the plural form of the Hebrew word is
     rendered "constellations."

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Orion, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    1713
     Housing Units (2000): 715
     Land area (2000):     0.861204 sq. miles (2.230509 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.861204 sq. miles (2.230509 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            56601
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             41.353260 N, 90.377229 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     61273
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Orion, IL

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