Pictor

noun
Pic·​tor | \ ˈpik-tər How to pronounce Pictor (audio) \

Definition of Pictor

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

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First Known Use of Pictor

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Pictor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pictor. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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