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Tucana

[ too-kan-uh, -kah-nuh, -key-, tyoo- ]
/ tuˈkæn ə, -ˈkɑ nə, -ˈkeɪ-, tyu- /
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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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How to use Tucana in a sentence

  • 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

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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