Canis Minor(redirected from Canis Major and Canis Minor)
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A constellation in the equatorial region of the Northern Hemisphere near Hydra and Monoceros, containing the star Procyon.
[Latin : canis, dog + minor, smaller.]
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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]
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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]
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Hydra and the celestial equator. It contains the bright star Procyon.
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