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Draco

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[ drey-koh ]
/ ˈdreɪ koʊ /
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noun, genitive Dra·co·nis [drey-koh-nis, druh-]. /dreɪˈkoʊ nɪs, drə-/. Astronomy.
the Dragon, a northern circumpolar constellation between Ursa Major and Cepheus.
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Origin of Draco

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<Latin <Greek drákōn dragon

Other definitions for Draco (2 of 2)

Draco2
[ drey-koh ]
/ ˈdreɪ koʊ /

noun
a late 7th-century b.c. Athenian statesman noted for the severity of his code of laws.
Also Dra·con [drey-kon]. /ˈdreɪ kɒn/.
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British Dictionary definitions for Draco (1 of 2)

Draco1
/ (ˈdreɪkəʊ) /

noun Latin genitive Draconis (dreɪˈkəʊnɪs)
a faint extensive constellation twisting around the N celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus

Word Origin for Draco

from Latin, from Greek drakōn dragon

British Dictionary definitions for Draco (2 of 2)

Draco2
/ (ˈdreɪkəʊ) /

noun
7th century bc, Athenian statesman and lawmaker, whose code of laws (621) prescribed death for almost every offence
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Scientific definitions for Draco

Draco
[ drākō ]

A constellation (the Dragon) in the polar region of the Northern Hemisphere near Cepheus and Ursa Major.
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