Dictionary.com

Canis Minor

[ key-nis -mahy-ner ]
/ ˈkeɪ nɪs ˈmaɪ nər /
Save This Word!

noun, genitive Ca·nis Mi·no·ris [key-nis mahy-nawr-is, -nohr-]. /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.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of Canis Minor

<Latin: smaller dog
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for Canis Minor

British Dictionary definitions for Canis Minor

Canis Minor

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

Word Origin for Canis Minor

Latin: the lesser dog
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for Canis Minor

Canis Minor

A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Hydra and the celestial equator. Canis Minor (the Lesser Dog) contains the bright star Procyon.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK