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.]
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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]
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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]
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Ca·nis Major

(kā′nĭs)
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Orion. It contains Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
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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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