from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Two small, irregularly shaped galaxies that are the galaxies closest to the Milky Way and are faintly visible near the south celestial pole.
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- proper n. collectively, the pair of galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud; also sometimes includes the Magellanic Bridge and Magellanic Stream.
- n. Plural form of Magellanic Cloud.
After Ferdinand Magellan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)