Canis Major

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From Latin canis maior ((the) greater dog).

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Canis Major

  1. (astronomy) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dog following the hunter Orion. It includes the brightest star in the night sky Sirius, which is appropriately known as the Dog Star.

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