[ too-kan-uh, -kah-nuh, -key-, tyoo- ]
/ tuˈkæn ə, -ˈkɑ nə, -ˈkeɪ-, tyu- /
noun, genitive Tu·can·ae [too-kan-ee, -kah-nee, -key- tyoo-,]. /tuˈkæn i, -ˈkɑ ni, -ˈkeɪ- tyu-,/. Astronomy.
the Toucan, a southern constellation between Octans and Phoenix.
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Origin of Tucana
<New Latin: toucan
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Example sentences from the Web for Tucana
In Tucana is located one of the finest globular star clusters in the heavens, known as 47 Tucan.Astronomy for Young Folks|Isabel Martin Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for Tucana
/ (tuːˈkɑːnə) /
noun Latin genitive Tucanae (tuːˈkɑːniː)
a faint extensive constellation in the S hemisphere close to Hydrus and Eridanus, containing most of the Small Magellanic Cloud
Word Origin for Tucana
probably from Tupi: toucan
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