proper noun (canis
- Latin, Canis major
- Latin, Major
- (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.
Etymology: From canisLatin, canis maiorLatin, maior, the "greater dog"
- French: Grand Chien
- German: der Groíčer Hund
- Spanish: Canis Major
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