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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Canis \Ca"nis\ (k[a^]"n[i^]s), noun; pl. {Canes} (-n[=e]z). [L., a dog.] (Zool.) A genus of carnivorous mammals, of the family {Canid[ae]}, including the dogs and wolves.

{Canis major} [L., larger dog], a constellation to the southeast of Orion, containing Sirius or the Dog Star.

{Canis minor} [L., smaller dog], a constellation to the east of Orion, containing Procyon, a star of the first magnitude.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals [syn: {Canis}, {genus Canis}]

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