Pictor

noun

Pic·​tor ˈpik-tər How to pronounce Pictor (audio)
astronomy
: a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Columba and Dorado and that is represented by the figure of a painter's easel
Pulsar 437, as the scientists call it, has a stellar companion, a white dwarf, which is the size of the Earth and is visible with a telescope in the southern constellation, Pictor.Walter Sullivan, The New York Times, 23 Feb. 1993

Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pictor was in 1844

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“Pictor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pictor. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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