Boötes

noun
Bo·​ö·​tes | \ bō-ˈō-tēz How to pronounce Boötes (audio) \

Definition of Boötes

: a northern constellation containing the bright star Arcturus

First Known Use of Boötes

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Boötes

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

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Cite this Entry

“Boötes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bo%C3%B6tes. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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