[too-kan-uh, -kah-nuh, -key-, tyoo-]

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.

Origin of Tucana

< New Latin: toucan
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  • 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


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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