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Boötes

[boh-oh-teez]
noun, genitive Boötis [boh-oh-tis] . Astronomy.
the Herdsman, a northern constellation between Ursa Major and Serpens, containing the bright star Arcturus.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin < Greek Boṓtēs literally, ox-driver

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Boötes (bəʊˈəʊtiːz)
 
n , Latin genitive Boötis
a constellation in the N hemisphere lying near Ursa Major and containing the first magnitude star Arcturus
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek: ploughman, from boōtein to plough, from bous ox]

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Boötes   (bō-ō'tēz)  Pronunciation Key 
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near virgo and Corona Borealis. It contains the bright star Arcturus. Boötes (the Plowman or Herdsman) is one of the earliest recorded constellations.
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