Definition of Canis Minor in English:

Canis Minor

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪnə
 
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Astronomy
  • 1A small constellation (the Little Dog), said to represent one of the dogs following Orion. It is close to the celestial equator and contains the bright star Procyon.
  • 1.1 (as genitive Canis Minoris /mɪˈnɔːrɪs/) Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Beta Canis Minoris

Origin

Latin.

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