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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“Magellanic Cloud.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Magellanic%20Cloud. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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