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chained_bear commented on the word apus
"Avis Indica, in astronomy, a constellation of the southern hemisphere, placed near the pole, between the triangulum australe, and the cameleon, and supposed to represent the bird of paradise."The number of stars contained in this constellation is 11 in the British catalogue; in Bayer's Maps 12; the largest is only of the fifth magnitude."—Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 20
October 14, 2008