Definitions for velaˈvi lə, ˈveɪ-; viˈlɔr əm, -ˈloʊr-, veɪ-
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a constellation in the southern hemisphere between Carina and Pyxis
"because of its configuration Vela is sometimes called `the Sails'"
A spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the sails of a ship. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis.
Plural form of velum.
Vela is a constellation in the southern sky. Its name is Latin for the sails of a ship, and it was originally part of a larger constellation, the ship Argo Navis, which was later divided into three parts, the others being Carina and Puppis.
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