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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
From Latin canis minor, the "lesser dog" (Wiktionary)
-- Monoceros is to be found east of Orion between Canis Major and Canis Minor.
Dog (_Canis Minor_) beside them on their left, the Crab (_Cancer_) above, the Greater Dog (_Canis Major_) below, chasing the Hare