Dog Star

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noun

the bright star Sirius, in Canis Major.
the bright star Procyon, in Canis Minor.

Origin of Dog Star

First recorded in 1570–80
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Related Words for dog star

Canicula, Sirius, Sothis

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British Dictionary definitions for dog star

Dog Star

noun

the Dog Star another name for Sirius
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