[ vuhl-pek-yuh-luh ]
/ vʌlˈpɛk yə lə /
noun, genitive Vul·pec·u·lae [vuhl-pek-yuh-lee]. /vʌlˈpɛk yəˌli/. Astronomy.
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
Words nearby Vulpecula
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Example sentences from the Web for Vulpecula
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
/ (vʌlˈpɛkjʊlə) /
noun Latin genitive Vulpeculae (vʌlˈpɛkjʊˌliː)
a faint constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cygnus and Aquila
Word Origin for Vulpecula
C19: from Latin: a little fox, from vulpēs a fox
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