Main definitions of Draco in English

: Draco1Draco2

Draco1

proper noun

Astronomy
  • 1A large northern constellation (the Dragon), stretching around the north celestial pole and said to represent the dragon killed by Hercules. It has no bright stars.

    1. 1.1Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.
      ‘the star Gamma Draconis’

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

Draco

/ˈdrākō/

Main definitions of Draco in English

: Draco1Draco2

Draco2

proper noun

  • (7th century bc), Athenian legislator. His codification of Athenian law was notorious for its severity; for instance, the death penalty was imposed even for trivial crimes, which gave rise to the adjective draconian in English.

Pronunciation:

Draco

/ˈdrākō/