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Canis Major

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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] canis maior, the "greater dog"

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Canis Major

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Canis Major

Canis Major (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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