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.
postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Draco.
- ‘the star Gamma Draconis’
Latin. Draconis is the Latin genitive form of Draco.
(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.