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Definition of "magellanic" []

  • Either of two small irregular galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud (Nubecula Major) and the Small Magellanic Cloud (Nubecula Minor), lying near the S celestial pole; they are probably satellites of the Galaxy. Distances: 163 000 light years (Large), 196 000 light years (Small) (noun)

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Use "magellanic" in a sentence
  • "March 1st, 2010 at 5:40 pm ruby coatings are a drag… they really dim the night time image. but take cheer, mate! eta carinae, the large and small magellanic clouds, 47 tucanae, etc. there's a HUGE amount of very bright objects your way that you can enjoy."
  • "Nowhere in the UK can you see four-ton elephant seals flopping on beaches among hordes of gentoo, magellanic and king penguins, with the chance of an orca surfacing just out at sea."
  • "Slide 67: SMC Tucana   Dwarf galaxy  Barred spiral galaxy  Small magellanic cloud"
  • "The story began when many juvenile magellanic penguins washed up on the Brazilian coast."