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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canis  \Ca"nis\  (k[a^]"n[i^]s),  n.;  pl  {Canes}  (-n[=e]z).  [L.,  a 
  dog.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Canis 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  Canidae:  domestic  and  wild  dogs;  wolves; 
  jackals  [syn:  {Canis},  {genus  Canis}] 




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