Canis Major

noun
Ca·​nis Ma·​jor | \ ˌkā-nəs-ˈmā-jər How to pronounce Canis Major (audio) , ˌka-\

Definition of Canis Major

: a constellation to the southeast of Orion containing Sirius

First Known Use of Canis Major

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Canis Major

Latin (genitive Canis Majoris), literally, greater dog

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