Leo Minor Definition

A small N constellation between Leo and Ursa Major.
Webster's New World

(astronomy) 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.


Origin of Leo Minor

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

    From Wiktionary

  • New Latin Leō Minor Latin leō lion lion Latin minor lesser minor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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