Pro·​cy·​on ˈprō-sē-ˌän How to pronounce Procyon (audio)
-ən How to pronounce Procyon (audio)
: the brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor

Examples of Procyon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then sweep clockwise to Procyon, the Gemini twins Pollux and Castor, Capella, Aldebaran and down to Rigel, Orion’s bright, blue-white foot. Lisa M. Krieger, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Prokyōn, literally, fore-dog; from its rising before Sirius

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Procyon was in 1658

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“Procyon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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