Camelopardalis meaning

kə-mĕl'ō-pär'dl-ĭs
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere in the large space between Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, and Perseus.
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A N constellation between Ursa Major and Cassiopeia; the Giraffe.
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(astronomy) A faint circumpolar constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a giraffe.
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Origin of camelopardalis

  • Latin camēlopardalis camelopard camelopard
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • First recorded by the astronomer Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. From Latin camēlopardalis (“a camelopard, giraffe”).
    From Wiktionary