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noun, genitive Vul·pec·u·lae [vuhl-pek-yuh-lee] /vʌlˈpɛk yəˌli/. Astronomy.
  1. the Little Fox, a northern constellation between Cygnus and Aquila.
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Origin of Vulpecula

1865–70; < Latin vulpēcula, equivalent to vulpē(s) fox + -cula -cule1
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  • I declare you are too clever; the constellation you've turned up on the globe is vulpecula et anser.'

    The Pillars of the House, Vol. II (of 2)

    Charlotte M. Yonge

British Dictionary definitions for vulpecula


noun Latin genitive Vulpeculae (vʌlˈpɛkjʊˌliː)
  1. a faint constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cygnus and Aquila
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin: a little fox, from vulpēs a fox
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