Vela

[vee-luh, vey-]

noun, genitive Ve·lo·rum [vee-lawr-uh m, -lohr-, vey-] /viˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-, veɪ-/ for 1. Astronomy.

the Sail, a southern constellation: one of the subordinate constellations into which Argo is divided.
U.S. Aerospace. one of a series of reconnaissance satellites designed to detect nuclear explosions.

Origin of Vela

< Latin, plural of vēlum sail
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British Dictionary definitions for velas

Vela

noun Latin genitive Velorum (viːˈlɔːrəm)

a constellation in the S hemisphere, close to Puppis and Carina and crossed by the Milky Way, that has four second-magnitude stars and a young bright pulsar
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