/keuh nik"yeuh leuhr/, adj. Astron.
pertaining to the rising of the Dog Star or to the star itself.
[ME, late OE < LL canicularis of Sirius, equiv. to L Canicul(a) Sirius (cani(s) dog + -cula -CULE1) + -aris -AR1]

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