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Canis Minor

[key-nis mahy-ner] /ˈkeɪ nɪs ˈmaɪ nər/
noun, genitive Canis Minoris
[key-nis mahy-nawr-is, -nohr-] /ˈkeɪ nɪs maɪˈnɔr ɪs, -ˈnoʊr-/ (Show IPA).
the Little or Lesser Dog, a small southern constellation west of Orion and south of Gemini, containing the bright star Procyon.
Origin of Canis Minor
< Latin: smaller dog Unabridged
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Canis Minor

noun (Latin genitive) Canis Minoris (maɪˈnɔːrɪs)
a small constellation in the N hemisphere close to Orion, containing the first magnitude star Procyon Also called the Little Dog
Word Origin
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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