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Canis Major Line breaks: Canis Major
Pronunciation: /ˌkeɪnɪs ˈmeɪdʒə/

Definition of Canis Major in English:

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



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