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Dog Star

noun
  1. the bright star Sirius, in Canis Major.
  2. the bright star Procyon, in Canis Minor.
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Origin of Dog Star

First recorded in 1570–80
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Related Words

CaniculaSiriusSothis

Examples from the Web for dog star

Historical Examples

  • "And yonder is the dog-star, bright and splendid," said Hans, as he arose.

    The Daltons, Volume I (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • Then is when the Dog-star rages, and it is apt to be 'catching' weather.

    When Life Was Young

    C. A. Stephens

  • That the Dog-star was observed in this manner from the north-west, I have little doubt.

  • Light is the same to the dog-star as to us; morality, too, must be the same.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • I have restrained the rage of the dog-star, and mitigated the fervours of the crab.

    Rasselas

    Samuel Johnson


British Dictionary definitions for dog star

Dog Star

noun
  1. the Dog Star another name for Sirius
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