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Definition of Canis major

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. 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.

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- Canis Major is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere. In the second century, it was included in Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is counted...
- The Canis Major Overdensity (CMa Overdensity) or Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy (CMa Dwarf) is a disputed dwarf irregular galaxy in the Local Group, located...
- contrast to Canis Major, the "greater dog"; both figures are commonly represented as following the constellation of Orion the hunter. Canis Minor contains...
- This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Canis Major, sorted by decreasing brightness. Lists of stars by constellation ESA (1997). "The...
- The dog (Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species or Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the wolf) is a domesticated carnivore...
- at 1.2 kilop****cs (3,900 ly) away from Earth in the constellation of Canis Major. It is one of the largest known stars by radius, and is also one of the...
- According to traditional Chinese uranography, the modern constellation Canis Major is located within the southern quadrant of the sky, which is symbolized...
- Sirius (/ˈsɪriəs/, designated α Canis Majoris (Latinized to Alpha Canis Majoris, abbreviated Alpha CMa, α CMa)) is the brightest star in the night sky...
- Canis is a genus of the Caninae containing multiple extant species, such as wolves, dogs, coyotes and jackals. Species of this genus are distinguished...
- black-white-red pattern was also proposed. Those colours would represent the major groups of Brazilian po****tion, red being the native Indians, white the...
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