noun, genitive Columbae [kuh-luhm-bee] , for 2.
Saint, a.d. 521–597, Irish missionary in Scotland.
Also called Columba Noae [noh-ee] . Astronomy. the Dove, or Noah's Dove, a southern constellation between Caelum and Canis Major.

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Columba1 (kəˈlʌmbə)
n , Latin genitive Columbae
as in Alpha Columbae. a small constellation in the S hemisphere south of Orion
[Latin, literally: dove]

Columba2 (kəˈlʌmbə)
Saint. ?521--597 ad, Irish missionary: founded the monastery at Iona (563) from which the Picts were converted to Christianity. Feast day: June 9

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