from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Dog Star; Sirius.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
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"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.
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