- pertaining to the rising of the Dog Star or to the star itself.
Origin of canicular
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It is best made by taking all the Canicular days into your fermentation.
It is best made by taking all the Canicular days into your Page li fermentation.
- of or relating to the star Sirius or its rising
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Word Origin and History for canicular
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