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nubecula

noun plural -lae (-liː)
  1. See Magellanic Cloud
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin, diminutive of nubes cloud
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Historical Examples

  • The Nubecula Minor (the lesser cloud) exhibited appearances similar, though inferior in degree.

    Letters on Astronomy

    Denison Olmsted