Canis Minor

noun
Canis Mi·​nor | \ ˌkā-nəs-ˈmī-nər How to pronounce Canis Minor (audio) , ˌka- \

Definition of Canis Minor

: a constellation to the east of Orion containing Procyon

First Known Use of Canis Minor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Canis Minor

Latin (genitive Canis Minoris), literally, lesser dog

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“Canis Minor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Canis%20Minor. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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