Definition of Canis Major in English:

Canis Major

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Pronunciation: /ˌkeɪnɪs ˈmeɪdʒə
 
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Astronomy
  • 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 /məˈdʒɔːrɪs/) Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Eta Canis Majoris

Origin

Latin.

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