Tu·​ca·​na tü-ˈkā-nə How to pronounce Tucana (audio)
: a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Hydrus and Grus and that is represented by the figure of a toucan
Over a similar 10-day period last month, the Hubble telescope operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was focused on a narrow region in the constellation Tucana, near the south celestial pole.John Noble Wilford, New York Times, 24 Nov. 1998

Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tucana was in 1802

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“Tucana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tucana. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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