nubecula


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nubecula

(njuːˈbɛkjʊlə)
n, pl -lae (-liː)
(Celestial Objects) See Magellanic Cloud
[C19: from Latin, diminutive of nubes cloud]
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X X Family Libellulidae Brechmorhoga nubecula Rambur, 1842 X X Brechmorhoga praedatrix Calvert, 1909 X Brechmorhoga sp.
Mons Mensae appears on Lacaille's maps as a mesa-like mountain topped with a billowing cloud, which is identified as Nubecula Major ("Large Cloud").