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Boötes

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noun Bo·ö·tes \bō-ˈō-tēz\

Definition of Boötes

  1. :  a northern constellation containing the bright star Arcturus



Origin and Etymology of boötes

Latin (genitive Boötis), from Greek Boōtēs, literally, plowman, from bous head of cattle — more at cow


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