canis minor

canis minor

< /ˈkeɪ nɪs maɪˈnɔr ɪs, -ˈnoʊr-/. Astronomy.

  1. the Little or Lesser Dog, a small southern constellation west of Orion and south of Gemini, containing the bright star Procyon.

noun Latin genitive Canis Minoris (maɪˈnɔːrɪs)

  1. a small constellation in the N hemisphere close to Orion, containing the first magnitude star ProcyonAlso called: the Little Dog

  1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Hydra and the celestial equator. Canis Minor (the Lesser Dog) contains the bright star Procyon.

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