Procyon

noun
Pro·​cy·​on | \ ˈprō-sē-ˌän How to pronounce Procyon (audio) , ˈprä-, -ən How to pronounce Procyon (audio) \

Definition of Procyon

: the brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor

First Known Use of Procyon

1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Procyon

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

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“Procyon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Procyon. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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