American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constellation in the southern polar region near Apus and Mensa.
- n. astronomy A small circumpolar constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a chamaeleon. It lies south of the constellations Carina and Musca.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Astronomy) a small constellation in the southern skies between Hydrus and Musca.
- Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From Latin chamaeleon ("chamaeleon"), from Ancient Greek χαμαιλέων (chamaeleon) (Wiktionary)
- Latin chamaeleōn, chameleon; see chameleon. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Artwork comparing the sizes of the 55 Cancri system (left) with a small brown dwarf star system in the constellation of Chamaeleon (upper right).”
“Imaginatio est tanquam Proteus vel Chamaeleon, corpus proprium et alienum nonnunquam afficiens.”
“Of all oviparous animals that live on land there is none so lean as the Chamaeleon.”
“Aristotle, Theophrastus, Chamaeleon, and Hieronomus wrote essays on drunkenness.”
“_Chamaeleon_ (_u. s._), a tract on the Reformation of St Andrews University,”
“[Footnote 13: So Weislingen (in _Götz von Berlichingen_), whom Goethe meant to be a double of himself, says: "_Ich bin ein Chamaeleon_."]”
“Astronomers studying T Chamaeleontis T Cha, a faint star 350 light years from Earth in the southern constellation of Chamaeleon, detected a large gap in a disc of material around the star.”
“But the vision dissolves before historical truth; and Chamaeleon, and Hermesianax, who are the source of the supposition, are considered as having merely indulged in a poetical anachronism.”
“The Chamaeleon I region is an ideal HST target, as it lies in the CVZ of the HST and therefore it is easily accessible any time of the year with long orbits.”
“Wouldn't it make more sense to have him as the Chamaeleon?”
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