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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Virgo and Canes Venatici, containing the bright star Arcturus. Boötes is one of the earliest recorded constellations.

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  • proper noun astronomy A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky, called the “bear-guard” or the “herdsman”. It includes the third brightest star in the night sky Arcturus.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin Boōtēs, from Greek boōtēs, plowman, Boötes, from boōtein, to plow, from bous, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin Bootes, the constellation, from Ancient Greek Βοώτης

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