Equu·​le·​us | \ i-ˈkwü-lē-əs How to pronounce Equuleus (audio) \

Definition of Equuleus

: a small northern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Aquarius and Delphinus and that is represented by the figure of a small horse Just west of Pegasus is the small constellation of Equuleus, the Small Horse. Equuleus is easy to identify with its parallelogram-shaped asterism.— Michael R. Porcellino, A Young Astronomer's Guide to the Night Sky, 1990

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First Known Use of Equuleus

1675, in the meaning defined above

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“Equuleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Equuleus. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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