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- proper n. A spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a small lion. It lies north of the constellation Leo and south of Ursa Major.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small constellation between Leo and the Great Bear.
Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. From Latin leō, a "lion" + minor, "lesser" (Wiktionary)