Definition of Procyon

1. Noun. The brightest star in Canis Minor.

Generic synonyms: Binary, Binary Star, Double Star
Group relationships: Canis Minor, Little Dog

2. Noun. The type genus of the family Procyonidae: raccoons.
Exact synonyms: Genus Procyon
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Procyonidae, Procyonidae
Member holonyms: Raccoon, Racoon

Definition of Procyon

1. n. A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Canis Minor, or the Little Dog.

Definition of Procyon

1. Proper noun. (star) A star in the constellation Canis Minor; Alpha (?) Canis Minoris. The eighth brightest star in the night sky. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Procyon

Procavia capensis
Procellaria aequinoctialis
Process Art
Prociphilus tessellatus
Procyon cancrivorus
Procyon lotor
Progne subis
Progressive Conservative

Literary usage of Procyon

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1. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1896)
"This morning I discovered a companion to procyon, of about the thirteenth magnitude, ... It is quite probable that the observed perturbations of procyon, ..."

2. List of North American Land Mammals in the United States National Museum, 1911 by Gerrit Smith Miller (1912)
"Southern Mexico. t*procyon lotor insularis Merriam. 1898. procyon lotor ... Maria Madre Island, Tres Marias Isla State of Jalisco, Mexico. *procyon ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1875)
"The inclination of this stream 1 Ua Milky-Way is about 25', the Pleiades occupy- kji position midway between the nodes. Tie Companion- of procyon. ..."

4. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1839)
"The transposition of procyon and Rigel in the observation of the 14th of April, ... procyon, Orion, Aldebaran, form a succession by nearly equal steps. ..."

5. Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio by Geological Survey of Ohio (1882)
"Two North American species are recognized, our?, and procyon ... procyon lotor, Storr, Prod. Meth. Anim., 1780.—Desm., Mamm., i, 1820, 168. ..."

6. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... and procyon; but these differ essentially in the lengthened form of the head, and in the extended rostrum, which is terminated by a flexible ..."

7. Natural History of New York by New York (State). Natural History Survey, James Ellsworth De Kay (1842)
"GENUS procyon. Storr. Head short, triangular, with a fox-like appearance. ... procyon lotor. HARLAN, Fauna, p. 54. GODMAN, Am. Nat. Hist. Vol. 1, p. ..."

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