from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Puppis and Lepus, containing the star Sirius.
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- proper n. A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dog following the hunter Orion. It includes the brightest star in the night sky Sirius, which is appropriately known as the Dog Star.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a constellation to the southeast of Orion, containing Sirius or the Dog Star.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a constellation to the southeast of Orion; contains Sirius
He made up openly to _Canis Major_ and was shortly on what might almost be considered terms of affection with _Venus_.
Lepus is about 18° west of Canis Major, and, by reason of the earth's motion, the Great Dog seems to be pursuing the Hare around the heavens.
Close by the poor Hare, on the left, leaps _Canis Major_, the Greater
By Canis Major, I’m no expert on Earth’s synchronized rowing sports, but I’m pretty sure that introducing an eighteen-legged, talking costumed superdog from space as a last minute ringer for your entire rowing team constitutes some sort of rules violation.