- another name for Sirius
Latin, literally: little dog, from canis dog
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Examples from the Web for canicula
Scyllium (stellare and canicula) and Raja have formed the objects of my investigation.
The metapterygium is by far the most important of the three, and in Scyllium canicula supports 12 or 13 rays.
The dog days were so called because they coincided with the heliacal rising of Sirius or Canicula (the little dog).History of the Plague in London
Section through the ovarian ridge of an embryo of Scyllium canicula, 10 cm.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume IV (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour