Canis Major

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The constellation 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 (sometimes called the Dog Star).

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