Tu·​ca·​na | \ tü-ˈkā-nə How to pronounce Tucana (audio) \

Definition of Tucana

: 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

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1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Tucana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tucana. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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