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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.

Etymologies

Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. From Latin leō, a "lion" + minor, "lesser" (Wiktionary)

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