Canis Minor


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Canis Minor

n.
A constellation in the equatorial region of the Northern Hemisphere near Hydra and Monoceros, containing the star Procyon.

[Latin : canis, dog + minor, smaller.]

Canis Minor

n, Latin genitive Canis Minoris (maɪˈnɔːrɪs)
(Astronomy) a small constellation in the N hemisphere close to Orion, containing the first magnitude star Procyon. Also called: the Little Dog
[Latin: the lesser dog]

Ca•nis Mi•nor

(ˈkeɪ nɪs ˈmaɪ nər)

n. gen. Ca•nis Mi•no•ris (ˈkeɪ nɪs maɪˈnɔr ɪs, -ˈnoʊr-)
the Little or Lesser Dog, a southern constellation containing the bright star Procyon.
[< Latin: smaller dog]

Canis Minor

A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Hydra and the celestial equator. It contains the bright star Procyon.
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Noun1.Canis Minor - a constellation to the east of OrionCanis Minor - a constellation to the east of Orion; contains Procyon
Procyon - the brightest star in Canis Minor
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Between Procyon (in Canis Minor, the Smaller Dog) and Sirius is the dim constellation Monoceros, rich in telescopic objects.
That was the claim in that fine journal the Bromley News Shopper, who interviewed local resident and self-proclaimed "God of the Cat People from the Canis Minor system" Stephany Cohen, 53.
Then you might recognise the two bright stars in the Procyon in Canis Minor and Sirius in Canis Major.