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Magellanic Cloud

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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of two irregular galaxies that are close companions of our Milky Way galaxy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Either of two conspicuous celestial nebulæ near the south celestial pole, resembling thin white clouds, each of which is a galaxy{2} smaller than but separate from the Milky Way galaxy, and together they are the galactic formations nearest to our galaxy. They are not visible from the northern hemisphere, and are named after Ferdinand Magellan, who saw them in his expedition, which passed through the Strait of Magellan in South America, and one ship of which completed the first circumnavigation of the globe.

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

  • n. either of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way; visible near the south celestial pole

Etymologies

From Ferdinand Magellan Portuguese explorer (Wiktionary)

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