Boötes

[ boh-oh-teez ]
/ boʊˈoʊ tiz /

noun, genitive Bo·ö·tis [boh-oh-tis]. /boʊˈoʊ tɪs/. Astronomy.

the Herdsman, a northern constellation between Ursa Major and Serpens, containing the bright star Arcturus.

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Origin of Boötes

1650–60; <Latin <Greek Boṓtēs literally, ox-driver
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British Dictionary definitions for Boötes

Boötes
/ (bəʊˈəʊtiːz) /

noun Latin genitive Boötis (bəʊˈəʊtɪs)

a constellation in the N hemisphere lying near Ursa Major and containing the first magnitude star Arcturus

Word Origin for Boötes

C17: via Latin from Greek: ploughman, from boōtein to plough, from bous ox
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Scientific definitions for Boötes

Boötes
[ bō-ōtēz ]

A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Virgo and Corona Borealis. It contains the bright star Arcturus. Boötes (the Plowman or Herdsman) is one of the earliest recorded constellations.
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