Canes Venatici

noun
Ca·nes Ve·nat·i·ci | \ ˈkā-ˌnēz-və-ˈna-tə-ˌsī \

Definition of Canes Venatici 

astronomy

: a northern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Boötes and Ursa Major and that is represented by the figures of dogs

Note: The dogs of Canes Venatici are usually pictured as being held on a leash by the figure of Boötes the Herdsman, the figure associated with the constellation Boötes.

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First Known Use of Canes Venatici

1728, in the meaning defined above

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