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Canis Major

[key-nis mey-jer] /ˈkeɪ nɪs ˈmeɪ dʒər/
noun, genitive Canis Majoris
[key-nis muh-jawr-is, -johr-] /ˈkeɪ nɪs məˈdʒɔr ɪs, -ˈdʒoʊr-/ (Show IPA).
the Great Dog, a southern constellation between Puppis and Orion, containing Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest of the stars.
Origin of Canis Major
< Latin: larger dog Unabridged
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Canis Major

noun (Latin genitive) Canis Majoris (məˈdʒɔːrɪs)
a constellation in the S hemisphere close to Orion, containing Sirius, the brightest star in the sky Also called the Great Dog
Word Origin
Latin: the greater dog
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Canis Major
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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