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proper noun (canis
  1. Latin, Canis major
  2. Latin, Major)
    1. (constellation) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dog following the hunter Orion. It includes the brightest star in the night sky Sirius, which is appropriately known as the Dog Star.
Translations: 
  • French: Grand Chien
  • German: der Groíčer Hund
  • Spanish: Canis Major
Etymology: From canisLatin, canis maiorLatin, maior, the "greater dog"


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