Canis Major definition

  • noun:
    • A constellation into the south Hemisphere near Puppis and Lepus, containing the celebrity Sirius.
    • a constellation toward southeast of Orion, containing Sirius or perhaps the dog-star.
    • a constellation to your southeast of Orion; includes Sirius
  • proper-noun:
    • A winter constellation associated with northern sky, believed to resemble your dog after the hunter Orion. It provides the brightest star within the evening sky Sirius, which is accordingly referred to as dog-star.

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