American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere between Pavo and Sagittarius.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A southern constellation, introduced by La Caille in 1752. It contains one star of the fourth magnitude. Also Telescope.
- n. astronomy A small faint constellation of the southern winter sky, said to resemble a telescope. It lies south of the constellation of Corona Australis.
- n. a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Ara
- Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From later Latin telescopium, a "telescope" (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from telescopium, telescope; see telescope. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the Mangrove creeks we found Telescopium, Pleurotoma; and heaps of oyster-shells, for the first time on our journey.”
“Telecopium Herchelium now Telescopium after William Herschel”
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