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  • proper n. A small winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dog following the hunter Orion. It is most notable for including the eighth brightest star in the night sky, Procyon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a constellation to the east of Orion, containing Procyon, a star of the first magnitude.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a constellation to the east of Orion; contains Procyon

Etymologies

From Latin canis minor, the "lesser dog" (Wiktionary)

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