Canis Minor

Canis Minor

[key-nis mahy-ner]
noun, genitive Canis Minoris [key-nis mahy-nawr-is, -nohr-] . Astronomy.
the Little or Lesser Dog, a small southern constellation west of Orion and south of Gemini, containing the bright star Procyon.

Origin:
< Latin: smaller dog

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Canis Minor
 
n , Latin genitive Canis Minoris
Also called: the Little Dog a small constellation in the N hemisphere close to Orion, containing the first magnitude star Procyon
 
[Latin: the lesser dog]

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Canis Minor  
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Hydra and the celestial equator. Canis Minor (the Lesser Dog) contains the bright star Procyon.
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