Definition of Canis Major in English:

Canis Major

Syllabification: Ca·nis Ma·jor
Pronunciation: /ˈkānis, ˈkan-
  • 1A small constellation (the Great Dog), said to represent one of the dogs following Orion. It is just south of the celestial equator and contains the brightest star, Sirius.
  • 1.1 (as genitive Canis Majoris /məˈjôris/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Eta Canis Majoris



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