1. A constellation in the equatorial region of the Northern Hemisphere near Aries and Pegasus. Also called Fishes.
a. The 12th sign of the zodiac in astrology. Also called Fishes.
b. pl. Pisces One who is born under this sign.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin Piscēs, from Latin piscēs, pl. of piscis, fish.]
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