Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Canis Major, the largest and brightest of all the fixed stars. Also called the dog-star and Sirius. See first cut under Canis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Astron.) The Dog Star; Sirius.
- n. the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
“little (female) dog" = "petite chienne" from the Latin "canicula"; absinthe = a liquor flavored with anis and herbs, such as wormwood.”
“‘Quanti canicula ille in fenestra’ on February 12, 2010 at 12: 07 am Claustrophobic inspector”
“_Hippocrates_ in his fourth booke of Aphorismes, the fift, hath these words: _Sub canicula, & ante caniculam difficiles sunt purgationes.”
“Small Spotted Dog Fish _Scyllium canicula_, or ii 487 or Morgay (Scotl.), _Squalus canicula_”
“In dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula), however, we found that Shh was transcribed late in fin development, concomitant with Hoxd13 expression.”
“Figura muiiebris fedenip d. globum 9 C rhabduiB, iuxta fcu» tum, et pone canicula i ad terguni figurae fedentis ftelhila. globoiniN.”
Looking for tweets for canicula.