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Meaning of DOG STAR

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
 
 Synonyms: Canicula, Sirius, Sothis
 
 See Also: binary, binary star, Canis Major, double star, Great Dog

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dog" Star`\
Sirius, a star of the constellation Canis Major, or the
Greater Dog, and the brightest star in the heavens; -- called
also {Canicula}, and, in astronomical charts, {[alpha] Canis
Majoris}. See {Dog days}.

 

 

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