Procyon


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Pro·cy·on

 (prō′sē-ŏn′)
n.
A binary star in the constellation Canis Minor, approximately 11 light years from Earth. Also called Dog Star.

[Latin Procyōn, from Greek Prokuōn : pro-, before; see pro-2 + kuōn, dog; see kwon- in Indo-European roots.]

Procyon

(ˈprəʊsɪən)
n
(Celestial Objects) the brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor, a binary with a very faint companion. Visual magnitude: 0.34; spectral type: F5IV; distance: 114 light years
[C17: via Latin from Greek Prokuōn literally: before the Dog, from pro-2 + kuōn dog; so named because it rises just before Sirius, the Dog Star]

Pro•cy•on

(ˈproʊ siˌɒn)

n.
a first-magnitude star in the constellation Canis Minor.
[1650–60; < Latin < Greek Prokýōn=pro- pro-2 + kýōn dog (see hound); so called because it rises just before Sirius, the Dog Star]

Pro·cy·on

(prō′sē-ŏn′)
A very bright binary star in the constellation Canis Minor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Procyon - the brightest star in Canis Minor
Canis Minor, Little Dog - a constellation to the east of Orion; contains Procyon
2.Procyon - the type genus of the family Procyonidae: raccoons
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Procyonidae, Procyonidae - raccoons; coatis; cacomistles; kinkajous; and sometimes pandas
racoon, raccoon - an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America
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