Main definitions of Draco in English

: Draco1Draco2

Draco1

(also Draconis)

Pronunciation /ˈdrākō/ /ˈdreɪkoʊ/ /ˈdräkō/ /ˈdrɑkoʊ/

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A large northern constellation (the Dragon), stretching around the north celestial pole and said to represent the dragon killed by Hercules. It has no bright stars.

adjective

Astronomy
  • postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Draco.

    • ‘the star Gamma Draconis’

Origin

Latin. Draconis is the Latin genitive form of Draco.

Main definitions of Draco in English

: Draco1Draco2

Draco2

Pronunciation /ˈdreɪkoʊ/ /ˈdrākō/

proper noun

  • (7th century BC), Athenian legislator. His codification of Athenian law was notorious for its severity; for instance, the death penalty was imposed even for trivial crimes, which gave rise to the adjective draconian in English.