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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).
the Hunting Dogs, a small northern constellation south of Ursa Major.
Origin of Canes Venatici
From Latin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Canes Venatici
Historical Examples
  • The nebula in Canes Venatici is a spiral facing towards us, and its shape irresistibly suggests motions along the spiral arms.

  • In the next stage this material is largely collected in a luminous and hazy sphere, as we find in the nebula in Canes Venatici.

    The Story of Evolution Joseph McCabe
  • The most interesting specimen of a spiral nebula is situated in Canes Venatici.

  • There are one or two interesting things to be seen in that part of Canes Venatici which is represented on map No. 11.

    Pleasures of the telescope Garrett Serviss
  • The portion of Canes Venatici, represented in map No. 26, contains two or three remarkable objects.

    Pleasures of the telescope Garrett Serviss
British Dictionary definitions for Canes Venatici

Canes Venatici

/ˈkɑːniːz vɪˈnætɪˌsaɪ/
noun (Latin genitive) Canum Venaticorum (ˈkɑːnəm vɪˌnætɪˈkɔːrəm)
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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