Definitions for volans
a small constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Carina
A small circumpolar constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a flying fish.
Origin: Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. Shortened from Piscis Volans, from .
Volans is a constellation in the southern sky. It represents a flying fish; its name is a shortened form of its original name, Piscis Volans. Volans was one of twelve constellations created by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman and it first appeared on a 35-cm diameter celestial globe published in 1597 in Amsterdam by Plancius with Jodocus Hondius. The first depiction of this constellation in a celestial atlas was in Johann Bayer's Uranometria of 1603.
Translations for volans
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a decorative strip of material usually frilled
There are flounces at the bottom of her evening skirt.
- val; ingerygde valAfrikaans
- هُدْب الثَّوْبArabic
- debrumPortuguese (BR)
- der VolantGerman
- sitni nabori ili volani naženskoj suknjiCroatian
- fodor (ruhán)Hungarian
- (스커트나 소매 끝의 층층으로 된) 주름 장식Korean
- rynkekappe, volangNorwegian
- دلمنى حاشيه، پراويزPashto
- fırfır, farbala, kırmaTurkish
- 荷葉邊Chinese (Trad.)
- سایے وغیرہ پر ٹکی ہوئی چوڑی جھالرUrdu
- đường viền ren (ở váy phụ nữ)Vietnamese
- 荷叶边Chinese (Simp.)
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