Canis major
Canis Ca"nis (k[a^]"n[i^]s), n.; pl. {Canes} (-n[=e]z). [L., a dog.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of carnivorous mammals, of the family {Canid[ae]}, including the dogs and wolves. [1913 Webster]

{Canis major} [L., larger dog], a constellation to the southeast of Orion, containing Sirius or the Dog Star.

{Canis minor} [L., smaller dog], a constellation to the east of Orion, containing Procyon, a star of the first magnitude. [1913 Webster]


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  • Canis Major — [kā′nis mā′jər] n. [L, the Greater Dog] a S constellation between Monoceros and Columba, containing the bright star Sirius; the Greater Dog …   English World dictionary

  • Canis Major — Infobox Constellation name = Canis major abbreviation = CMa genitive = Canis Majoris symbology = the greater dog RA = 7 dec= −20 areatotal = 380 arearank = 43rd numbermainstars = 8 numberbfstars = 32 numberstarsplanets = 2 numberbrightstars = 5… …   Wikipedia

  • Canis Major — Daten des Sternbildes Großer Hund Deutscher Name Großer Hund Lateinischer Name Canis Major Lateinischer Genitiv Canis Majoris Lateinische Abkürzung CMa Lage Himmelsäquator …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Canis Major — noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Canis Majoris), literally, greater dog Date: 14th century a constellation to the southeast of Orion containing Sirius …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Canis Major — /kay nis may jeuhr/, gen. Canis Majoris /kay nis meuh jawr is, johr /. Astron. the Great Dog, a southern constellation between Puppis and Orion, containing Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest of the stars. [ < L: larger dog] * * * …   Universalium

  • Canis Major — /keɪnəs ˈmeɪdʒə/ (say kaynuhs mayjuh) noun (genitive Canis Majoris /məˈdʒɔrəs/ (say muh jawruhs)) a southern constellation containing Sirius, the brightest of the stars. Also, the Great Dog. {Latin: the greater dog} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Canis Major — …   Википедия

  • Canis Major — noun A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dog following the hunter Orion. It includes the brightest star in the night sky Sirius, which is appropriately known as the Dog Star …   Wiktionary

  • Canis Major — El Can Mayor es una constelación que va detrás (más al este) del gran cazador, de nombre Orión. Su estrella más importante es Sirio, que es la más brillante del cielo nocturno, solo superada en brillo aparente por los planetas Venus, Júpiter y… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Canis Major — southern constellation …   English contemporary dictionary

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