canicular days

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n canicular days the hot period between early July and early September; a period of inactivity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The term "dog days" has nothing to do with dogs. It dates back to Roman times, when it was believed that Sirius, the Dog Star, added its heat to that of the sun from July3 to August 11, creating exceptionally high temperatures. The Romans called the period dies caniculares, or "days of the dog."
    • Canicular days See Dog day.
    • Canicular days the dog days, See Dog days.
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Usage

In literature:

It is best made by taking all the Canicular days into your fermentation.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
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