One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of or relating to a centaur or centaurs; characteristic or reminiscent of a centaur.
2Chiefly Science Fiction. With capital initial. Of or relating to the constellation Centaurus or one of its star systems, especially Alpha Centauri, or its (imagined) inhabitants.
With capital initial. An (imagined) inhabitant of the constellation Centaurus or of a star system within it, especially Alpha Centauri.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Waterhouse.
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