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Draco

[drey-koh] /ˈdreɪ koʊ/
noun
1.
a late 7th-century b.c. Athenian statesman noted for the severity of his code of laws.
Also, Dracon
[drey-kon] /ˈdreɪ kɒn/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for dracon

Draco1

/ˈdreɪkəʊ/
noun (Latin genitive) Draconis (dreɪˈkəʊnɪs)
1.
a faint extensive constellation twisting around the N celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
Word Origin
from Latin, from Greek drakōndragon

Draco2

/ˈdreɪkəʊ/
noun
1.
7th century bc, Athenian statesman and lawmaker, whose code of laws (621) prescribed death for almost every offence
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Word Origin and History for dracon

Draco

northern constellation representing a dragon, from Latin draco "dragon" (see dragon). Identified as such since ancient times.

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dracon in Science
Draco
  (drā'kō)   
A constellation (the Dragon) in the polar region of the Northern Hemisphere near Cepheus and Ursa Major.
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