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

  • n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere between Pavo and Sagittarius.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A small faint constellation of the southern winter sky, said to resemble a telescope. It lies south of the constellation of Corona Australis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A southern constellation, introduced by La Caille in 1752. It contains one star of the fourth magnitude. Also Telescope.

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

  • n. a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Ara

Etymologies

New Latin, from telescopium, telescope; see telescope.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From later Latin telescopium, a "telescope" (Wiktionary)

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