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 (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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Triangle) TrA May 22 Tucana (Toucan) Tuc Sep 17 Ursa Major (Great Bear) UMa Mar 11 Vela (Sails of the Ship) Vel Feb 11 Virgo (Maiden) Vir Apr 12 Volans (Flying Fish) Vol Jan 18 Vulpecula (Fox) Vul Jul 26 Key: Abbr: Official three-letter abbreviation.
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