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Canis Minor

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noun Canis Mi·nor \-ˈmī-nər\

Definition of Canis Minor

  1. :  a constellation to the east of Orion containing Procyon



Origin and Etymology of canis minor

Latin (genitive Canis Minoris), literally, lesser dog


First Known Use: 14th century


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