Canis

Ca"nis\ (k[a^]"n[i^]s), n.; pl. Canes (-n[=e]z). [L., a dog.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of carnivorous mammals, of the family Canid[ae], including the dogs and wolves.

Canis major [L., larger dog], a constellation to the southeast of Orion, containing Sirius or the Dog Star.

Canis minor [L., smaller dog], a constellation to the east of Orion, containing Procyon, a star of the first magnitude.
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Example sentences for canis
Canis get kidnapped by a giant that is wreaking havoc in the town.
Canis, but are cut short when he figures out that someone is messing with his
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Canis is drawing nearer to loosing complete control of himself.
The jury declares canis guilty and the next day he is scheduled to be hanged.
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