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