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Canes Venatici

[ key-neez vuh-nat-uh-sahy ]
/ ˈkeɪ niz vəˈnæt əˌsaɪ /
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noun, genitive Ca·num Ve·nat·i·co·rum [key-nuhm vuh-nat-i-kawr-uhm, -kohr-]. /ˈkeɪ nəm vəˌnæt ɪˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr-/. Astronomy.

the Hunting Dogs, a small northern constellation south of Ursa Major.

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Origin of Canes Venatici

From Latin

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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 for Canes Venatici

Latin: hunting dogs
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