Magellanic Cloud

noun
Mag·​el·​lan·​ic Cloud | \ ˌma-jə-ˈla-nik- How to pronounce Magellanic Cloud (audio) , chiefly British ˌma-gə-\

Definition of Magellanic Cloud

: either of the two nearest galaxies to the Milky Way system

First Known Use of Magellanic Cloud

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Magellanic Cloud

Ferdinand Magellan

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