canicular

[ kuh-nik-yuh-ler ]
/ kəˈnɪk yə lər /
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adjective Astronomy.

pertaining to the rising of the Dog Star or to the star itself.

Origin of canicular

Middle English, late Old English < Late Latin canīculāris of Sirius, equivalent to Latin Canīcul(a) Sirius (cani(s) dog + -cula -cule1) + -āris -ar1
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canicular

/ (kəˈnɪkjʊlə) /

adjective

of or relating to the star Sirius or its rising

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