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Magellanic Cloud

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noun Mag·el·lan·ic Cloud \ˌma-jə-ˈla-nik-, chiefly British ˌma-gə-\

Definition of Magellanic Cloud

  1. :  either of the two small galaxies that appear as conspicuous patches of light near the south celestial pole and are companions to the Milky Way galaxy



Origin of magellanic cloud

Ferdinand Magellan


First Known Use: circa 1686


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