[ voh-lanz ]
/ ˈvoʊ lænz /

noun, genitive Vo·lan·tis [voh-lan-tis] /voʊˈlæn tɪs/. Astronomy.

the Flying Fish, a southern constellation between Carina and Hydrus.

Origin of Volans

< Latin, present participle of volāre to fly
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/ (ˈvəʊlænz) /

noun Latin genitive Volantis (vəʊˈlæntɪs)

a small constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Carina and Hydrus

Word Origin for Volans

C19: from Latin, literally: flying, from volāre to fly
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