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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Virgo and Canes Venatici, containing the bright star Arcturus. Boötes is one of the earliest recorded constellations.
[Latin Boōtēs, from Greek boōtēs, plowman, Boötes, from boōtein, to plow, from bous, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, Latin genitive Boötis (bəʊˈəʊtɪs)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the N hemisphere lying near Ursa Major and containing the first magnitude star Arcturus
[C17: via Latin from Greek: ploughman, from boōtein to plough, from bous ox]
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n. gen. -tis (-tis).
a northern constellation containing the star Arcturus; Herdsman.
[1650–60; < Latin < Greek Boṓtēs literally, ox-driver]
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Virgo and Corona Borealis. It contains the bright star Arcturus.
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|Noun||1.||Bootes - a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Ursa Major|
Arcturus - the 4th brightest star and the brightest star in the constellation Bootes; 36 light-years from Earth
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