- n. astronomy 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a constellation to the east of Orion, containing Procyon, a star of the first magnitude.
- n. a constellation to the east of Orion; contains Procyon
- From Latin canis minor, the "lesser dog" (Wiktionary)
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