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Canicula

noun
  1. another name for Sirius
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Word Origin for Canicula

Latin, literally: little dog, from canis dog
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Related Words for canicula

Canicula, Sirius, Sothis

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Historical Examples of canicula

  • Scyllium (stellare and canicula) and Raja have formed the objects of my investigation.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • 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).

  • Section through the ovarian ridge of an embryo of Scyllium canicula, 10 cm.