noun, genitive La·cer·tae [luh-sur-tee] /ləˈsɜr ti/. Astronomy.

the Lizard, a northern constellation between Cepheus and Pegasus.

Origin of Lacerta

< Latin: lizard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun Latin genitive Lacertae (ləˈsɜːtiː)

a small faint constellation in the N hemisphere, part of which is crossed by the Milky Way, lying between Cygnus and Andromeda

Word Origin for Lacerta

Latin: lizard
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