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- 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 constellationof the northernsky, called the “bear-guard” or the “ herdsman”. It includes the third brightest star in the night sky Arcturus.
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[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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