Tucana

noun Tu·ca·na \ tü-ˈkā-nə \

Definition of Tucana

astronomy
: 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 WilfordNew York Times24 Nov. 1998

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1802

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