noun, genitive Ve·lo·rum [vee-lawr-uh m, -lohr-, vey-] /viˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-, veɪ-/ for 1. Astronomy.
Origin of Vela
noun, plural ve·la [vee-luh] /ˈvi lə/, for 1, 2, ve·lum for 3.
Origin of velum
Examples from the Web for vela
His most western point was the province of Cuquibacoa and the Cabo de la Vela.The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci|Amerigo Vespucci
At first Vela Nunnez was on his guard, lest it might be a false confidence devised for his ruin.
Leaving these friendly Indians, Ojeda pursued his way along the coast to the westward, until he reached cape de la Vela.
Like the Greek or Asiatic litter, it had a roof of skin (pellis) and side curtains (vela, plagae).
I do not know whether Vela ever did put the group into marble.
noun Latin genitive Velorum (viːˈlɔːrəm)
noun plural -la (-lə)
Word Origin for velum
1771, from Latin velum "a sail, awning, curtain, covering" (see veil (n.)).