from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere near Indus and Hydrus, containing the smaller Magellanic Clouds.
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- proper n. A spring constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a toucan. It lies south of the constellations Phoenix and Grus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A southern constellation, the Toucan, south of the Phœnix, made by Petrus Theodori in the fifteenth century.
- n. In ornithology, same as Ramphastos.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large faint constellation in the southern hemisphere containing most of the Small Magellanic Cloud
Tupi tucana, toucan.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From later Latin tucana, a "toucan". (Wiktionary)