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Boötes

Syllabification: Bo·ö·tes
Pronunciation: /bōˈōtēz
 
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Astronomy

Definition of Boötes in English:

1A northern constellation (the Herdsman), said to represent a man holding the leash of two dogs (Canes Venatici) while driving a bear (Ursa Major). It contains the bright star Arcturus.
1.1 (as genitive Boötis /bōˈōtis/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate stars: the star Gamma Boötis

Origin

Greek.

Words that rhyme with Boötes

OrontesProcrustes

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