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Meaning of CANICULAR

Pronunciation:  ku'nikyulur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  relating to or especially immediately preceding or following the heliacal rising of Canicula (the Dog Star); "canicular days"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to the dog days of summer; "the canicular heat of the Deep South"
 

CANICULAR is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ca*nic"u*lar\, a. [L. canicularis; cf. F.
caniculaire.]
Pertaining to, or measured, by the rising of the Dog Star.

{Canicular days}, the dog days, See {Dog days}.

{Canicular year}, the Egyptian year, computed from one
   heliacal rising of the Dog Star to another.

 
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