(Berenice's Hair; abbrev. Com, gen. Comae Berenices; area 386 sq. deg.) A northern constellation which lies between Canes Venatici and Virgo, and culminates at midnight in early April. It is named after the lock of hair of Queen Berenice II of Egypt (c. 269–221 BC), which, according to legend, she gave to the gods for the safe return of her husband, Ptolemy III Euergetes, from battle