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vela1

Syllabification: ve·la
Pronunciation: /ˈvēlə
 
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Plural form of velum.

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Vela2

Syllabification: Ve·la
Pronunciation: /ˈvēlə, ˈvā-
 
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Astronomy
1A southern constellation (the Sails), lying partly in the Milky Way between Carina and Pyxis and originally considered part of Argo.
1.1 (as genitive Velorum /viˈlôrəm/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Gamma Velorum

Origin

Latin, plural of velum 'sail'.

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