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Meaning of Canis Major

Ca•nis Ma•jor

Pronunciation: (kā'nis mā'jur), [key]
— Ca•nis Ma•jo•ris
  1. the Great Dog, a southern constellation between Puppis and Orion, containing Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest of the stars.
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