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Tu·ca·na(to͞o-kā′nə, -kä′-, tyo͞o-)
A constellation in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere near Indus and Hydrus, containing the Small Magellanic Cloud.
[New Latin Tucana, from tucana, toucan, from Tupí tucána.]
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n, Latin genitive Tucanae (tuːˈkɑːniː)
(Celestial Objects) a faint extensive constellation in the S hemisphere close to Hydrus and Eridanus, containing most of the Small Magellanic Cloud
[probably from Tupi: toucan]
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|Noun||1.||Tucana - a large faint constellation in the southern hemisphere containing most of the Small Magellanic Cloud|
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