- the Hunting Dogs, a small northern constellation south of Ursa Major.
Origin of Canes Venatici
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- 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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