from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the celestial Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Sagitta.
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- proper n. A faint autumn constellation in the northern sky.
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- n. a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus and Sagitta
New Latin, from Latin vulpēcula, diminutive of vulpēs, fox; see vulpine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. From Latin vulpēcula "little fox". (Wiktionary)