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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Mag′ellan′ic cloud′(n.)

  1. either of two small galaxies in the S skies: nearest independent star systems to the Milky Way.

    Category: Astronomy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Magellanic Cloud(noun)

    either of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way; visible near the south celestial pole


  1. Magellanic Cloud(Noun)

    Either of two irregular galaxies that are close companions of our Milky Way galaxy.

  2. Origin: From Ferdinand Magellan Portuguese explorer


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