- the Flying Fish, a southern constellation between Carina and Hydrus.
Origin of Volans
< Latin, present participle of volāre to fly
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Examples from the Web for volans
The series of volans from the San Gabriels shows that the two color phases of this bat both occur in the area.
Benson (1949:50) states that color variation in a series of volans from a given locality may be striking.
He began the great work entitled Bibliotheca volans, the fourth section of which brought grievous trouble upon its author.Books Fatal to Their Authors
P. H. Ditchfield
- a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Carina and Hydrus
C19: from Latin, literally: flying, from volāre to fly
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