Canis Minor

noun Canis Mi·nor \ -ˈmī-nər \

Definition of Canis Minor

:a constellation to the east of Orion containing Procyon

Origin and Etymology of canis minor

Latin (genitive Canis Minoris), literally, lesser dog


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