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Vulpecula

[vuhl-pek-yuh-luh]
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noun, genitive Vul·pec·u·lae [vuhl-pek-yuh-lee] /vʌlˈpɛk yəˌli/. Astronomy.
  1. the Little Fox, a northern constellation between Cygnus and Aquila.

Origin of Vulpecula

1865–70; < Latin vulpēcula, equivalent to vulpē(s) fox + -cula -cule1
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  • I declare you are too clever; the constellation you've turned up on the globe is vulpecula et anser.'

    The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)</p>

    Charlotte M. Yonge


British Dictionary definitions for vulpecula

Vulpecula

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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