Canis Major

Canis Major

[key-nis mey-jer]
noun, genitive Canis Majoris [key-nis muh-jawr-is, -johr-] . Astronomy.
the Great Dog, a southern constellation between Puppis and Orion, containing Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest of the stars.

Origin:
< Latin: larger dog

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Canis Major (ˈkeɪnɪs)
 
n , Latin genitive Canis Majoris
Also called: the Great Dog a constellation in the S hemisphere close to Orion, containing Sirius, the brightest star in the sky
 
[Latin: the greater dog]

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Canis Major   (kā'nĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Orion. Canis Major (the Greater Dog) contains Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
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