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A·pus

 (ā′pəs)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Musca and Pavo.

[Latin apūs, a kind of swallow, from Greek apous, without feet, sand martin : a-, without; see a-1 + pous, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]
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Apus

(ˈeɪpəs)
n, Latin genitive Apodis (ˈæpədɪs)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the S hemisphere situated near Musca and Octans
[New Latin, from Greek apous, literally: footless, from a-1 + pous foot]
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Noun1.Apus - a constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Octans
2.Apus - type genusApus - type genus        
bird genus - a genus of birds
Apodidae, family Apodidae - swifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes
Apus apus, European swift - common European bird with a shrieking call that nests chiefly about eaves of buildings or on cliffs
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Running in circles around the heavenly Drawing Compass we find the open cluster NGC 5359, which keeps up the trend being situated 15' north and dangerously close to the Apus constellation border.