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Magellanic Clouds


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

  • Two small, irregularly shaped galaxies that are the galaxies closest to the Milky Way and are faintly visible near the south celestial pole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. collectively, the pair of galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud; also sometimes includes the Magellanic Bridge and Magellanic Stream.
  • n. Plural form of Magellanic Cloud.


After Ferdinand Magellan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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