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 nearest galaxies to the Milky Way systema :  large magellanic cloudb :  small magellanic cloud

Origin and Etymology of magellanic cloud

Ferdinand Magellan


First Known Use: 1678


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