Canis Major

noun Ca·nis Ma·jor \ˌkā-nəs-ˈmā-jər, ˌka-\

Definition of Canis Major

  1. :  a constellation to the southeast of Orion containing Sirius

Origin and Etymology of canis major

Latin (genitive Canis Majoris), literally, greater dog

First Known Use: 14th century

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