Canis Major

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Ca·nis Major

 (kā′nĭs, kăn′ĭs)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Puppis and Lepus, containing the star Sirius.

[Latin Canis Māior : canis, dog + māior, larger.]

Canis Major

(ˈkeɪnɪs)
n, Latin genitive Canis Majoris (məˈdʒɔːrɪs)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the S hemisphere close to Orion, containing Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. Also called: the Great Dog
[Latin: the greater dog]

Ca•nis Ma•jor

(ˈkeɪ nɪs ˈmeɪ dʒər)

n. gen. Ca•nis Ma•jo•ris (ˈkeɪ nɪs məˈdʒɔr ɪs, -ˈdʒoʊr-)
a southern constellation containing Sirius, the brightest star.
[< Latin: larger dog]

Ca·nis Major

(kā′nĭs)
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Orion. It contains Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Canis Major - a constellation to the southeast of OrionCanis Major - a constellation to the southeast of Orion; contains Sirius
Canicula, Dog Star, Sirius, Sothis - the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
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They argue over whether the detection (code-named "big dog") of gravity waves near the Canis Major constellation is real, and what to tell the world about it.
Sirius, named after the brightest star in the Canis Major constellation (Latin for 'Large Dog'), is a private initiative which currently cares for around 140 dogs and puppies.
Hot blue Sirius is the brightest star and is found in the "Great Dog," or Canis Major constellation.