< /ˈkeɪ nɪs maɪˈnɔr ɪs, -ˈnoʊr-/. Astronomy.
- 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)
- a small constellation in the N hemisphere close to Orion, containing the first magnitude star ProcyonAlso called: the Little Dog
- A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Hydra and the celestial equator. Canis Minor (the Lesser Dog) contains the bright star Procyon.