Canicula


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Canicula

(kəˈnɪkjʊlə)
n
(Celestial Objects) another name for Sirius
[Latin, literally: little dog, from canis dog]
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Noun1.Canicula - the brightest star in the skyCanicula - the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
Canis Major, Great Dog - a constellation to the southeast of Orion; contains Sirius
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(61) Apollo warns Cervantes against the searing heat of the dog-days of summer, the "caniculares," making a burlesque reference to the time of year when he puts his spurs on to ride the canicula:" Del Parnaso a 22 de julio, el dia que me calzo las espuelas para subirme sobre la Canicula, 1614" (Adjunta, 188).