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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A southern constellation between Hydrus and Volans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Mensa International; an organization for people with very high IQs.
  • proper n. A summer constellation of the southern sky, originally named after Table Mountain in South Africa. It lies between the constellations of Hydrus and Volans.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A table, or something resembling a table.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere and containing part of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Etymologies

Latin mēnsa, table.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin mensa, "table"; the organization promotes itself as a "round-table" society in which differences in the backgrounds of its members are considered irrelevant. (Wiktionary)

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