Definitions for magellanic cloud
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
either of two small galaxies in the S skies: nearest independent star systems to the Milky Way.
Origin of Magellanic cloud:
either of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way; visible near the south celestial pole
Either of two irregular galaxies that are close companions of our Milky Way galaxy.
Origin: From Ferdinand Magellan Portuguese explorer
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