Dra·​co ˈdrā-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce Draco (audio)
: a northern circumpolar constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic

Examples of Draco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The play takes place 19 years after the source material book series, and follows Harry Potter's son Albus and his friendship with Scorpius, the son of rival Draco Malfoy, in their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Chris Sims, The Courier-Journal, 15 Feb. 2024 The play looks at the first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry of Harry Potter's son, Albus, and his friendship with Draco Malfoy's son, Scorpius. Alec Johnson, Journal Sentinel, 15 Feb. 2024 Steve John Shepherd plays Draco Malfoy, with Harry Acklowe as his son Scorpius Malfoy. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 12 Feb. 2024 This cookbook is full of delicious recipes including Owl Post savory crepes, Hagrid’s hearty soup, Draco Malfoy blondies, and more. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 The kit comes with pieces to build the Hogwarts castle and five minifigures of Harry, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Blaise Zabini, and the Gray Lady, along with additional wands and broomsticks. Casey Clark, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 Sansa lives in Marina del Rey and calls Draco Malfoy fan fiction her first writing experience. Dua Anjum, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Nov. 2023 That’s because the constellation Draco the dragon—the point that Draconid meteors appear to emanate from—is highest in the sky around dusk at this time of year, per EarthSky. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Oct. 2023 The 227-piece set also has six minifigures to build, pose, and play with, like Harry Potter, Dumbledore, and Draco Malfoy. Mia Huelsbeck, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023

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Word History


Latin (genitive Draconis), literally, dragon — more at dragon

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Draco was in 1621

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“Draco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Draco. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


Dra·​co ˈdrā-kō How to pronounce Draco (audio)
: a group of stars between the Big Dipper and Little Dipper

from Latin Draco, literally, "dragon"

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Dra·​co ˈdrā-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce Draco (audio)
late 7th century b.c. Athenian lawgiver

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