Definition of Volans in English:

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Volans

Pronunciation: /ˈvōlənz/
Astronomy
1An inconspicuous southern constellation (the Flying Fish), between Carina and the south celestial pole.
1.1 (as genitive Volantisvəˈlantis) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Beta Volantis

Origin

Latin, from the former name Piscis Volans 'the flying fish'.

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Syllabification: Vo·lans

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