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[too-kan-uh, -kah-nuh, -key-, tyoo-] /tuˈkæn ə, -ˈkɑ nə, -ˈkeɪ-, tyu-/
noun, genitive Tucanae
[too-kan-ee, -kah-nee, -key-, tyoo-] /tuˈkæn i, -ˈkɑ ni, -ˈkeɪ-, tyu-/ (Show IPA).
the Toucan, a southern constellation between Octans and Phoenix.
Origin of Tucana
< New Latin: toucan Unabridged
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  • In Tucana is located one of the finest globular star clusters in the heavens, known as 47 Tucan.

    Astronomy for Young Folks Isabel Martin Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for Tucana


noun (Latin genitive) Tucanae (tuːˈkɑːniː)
a faint extensive constellation in the S hemisphere close to Hydrus and Eridanus, containing most of the Small Magellanic Cloud
Word Origin
probably from Tupi: toucan
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