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1A northern constellation (the Herdsman), said to represent a man holding the leash of two dogs (Canes Venatici) while driving a bear (Ursa Major). It contains the bright star Arcturus.
- 1.1as genitive Boötis /bəʊˈəʊtɪs/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.‘the star Gamma Boötis’
- 1.1as genitive Boötis /bəʊˈəʊtɪs/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.
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