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Vulpecula

[vuhl-pek-yuh-luh] /vʌlˈpɛk yə lə/
noun, genitive Vulpeculae
[vuhl-pek-yuh-lee] /vʌlˈpɛk yəˌli/ (Show IPA).
Astronomy
1.
the Little Fox, a northern constellation between Cygnus and Aquila.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Latin vulpēcula, equivalent to vulpē(s) fox + -cula -cule1
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Vulpecula

/vʌlˈpɛkjʊlə/
noun (Latin genitive) Vulpeculae (vʌlˈpɛkjʊˌliː)
1.
a faint constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cygnus and Aquila
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: a little fox, from vulpēs a fox
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