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Canes Venatici

[key-neez vuh-nat-uh-sahy] /ˈkeɪ niz vəˈnæt əˌsaɪ/
noun, genitive Canum Venaticorum
[key-nuh m vuh-nat-i-kawr-uh m, -kohr-] /ˈkeɪ nəm vəˌnæt ɪˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr-/ (Show IPA).
Astronomy
1.
the Hunting Dogs, a small northern constellation south of Ursa Major.
Origin
< Latin
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Canes Venatici

/ˈkɑːniːz vɪˈnætɪˌsaɪ/
noun (Latin genitive) Canum Venaticorum (ˈkɑːnəm vɪˌnætɪˈkɔːrəm)
1.
a small faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Ursa Major that contains the globular cluster M3 and the spiral whirlpool galaxy M51
Word Origin
Latin: hunting dogs
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