Definition of Columba in English:

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Columba

Pronunciation: /kəˈləmbə/
Astronomy
1A small and faint southern constellation (the Dove), near Canis Major. It is sometimes said to represent the dove that Noah sent out from the Ark.
1.1 (as genitive Columbaekəˈləmbē-ˌbī) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Beta Columbae

Origin

Latin.

Words that rhyme with Columba

cumber, encumber, Humber, lumbar, lumber, number, outnumber, rumba, slumber, umber

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Syllabification: Co·lum·ba

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