Definition of Canicular

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the dog days of summer. "The canicular heat of the Deep South"

Partainyms: Canicule
Derivative terms: Canicule



2. Adjective. Relating to or especially immediately preceding or following the heliacal rising of Canicula (the Dog Star). "Canicular days"
Partainyms: Canicula
Derivative terms: Canicula, Canicule

Definition of Canicular

1. a. Pertaining to, or measured, by the rising of the Dog Star.

Definition of Canicular

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the dog days ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the ancient Egyptian cycle of 1460 years, or the year from one rising of Sirius to the next ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Canicular

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canicular

canful
canfuls
cang
cangle
cangled
cangles
cangling
cangs
cangue
cangues
canhouse
canhouses
canicide
canicides
canicola fever
canicular (current term)
canicular days
canicule
canid
canids
canier
caniest
canikin
canikins
caninal
canine
canine adenovirus 1
canine amoebiasis
canine babesiosis
canine borreliosis

Literary usage of Canicular

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1. The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1878)
"For, since the canicular period commenced when the 1st of Thoth fell on the 20th of July, in the year 1322 Bc, we may assign this date to ..."

2. A Dissertation on the Calendar and Zodiac of Ancient Egypt: With Remarks on by William Mure (1832)
"SECTION L GENERAL REMARKS ON THE EGYPTIAN YEAR AND canicular CYCLE. THOSE who have devoted any attention to the antiquities of Egypt, will be aware, ..."

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