Canes Venatici

[ key-neez vuh-nat-uh-sahy ]

noun,genitive Ca·num Ve·nat·i·co·rum [key-nuhm vuh-nat-i-kawr-uhm, -kohr-]. /ˈkeɪ nəm vəˌnæt ɪˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr-/. Astronomy.
  1. the Hunting Dogs, a small northern constellation south of Ursa Major.

Origin of Canes Venatici

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From Latin

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How to use Canes Venatici in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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 nebula in Canes Venatici is a spiral facing towards us, and its shape irresistibly suggests motions along the spiral arms.

British Dictionary definitions for Canes Venatici

Canes Venatici

/ (ˈkɑːniːz vɪˈnætɪˌsaɪ) /


nounLatin genitive Canum Venaticorum (ˈkɑːnəm vɪˌnætɪˈkɔːrəm)
  1. a small faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Ursa Major that contains the globular cluster M3 and the spiral whirlpool galaxy M51

Origin of Canes Venatici

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Latin: hunting dogs

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