There are 2 main definitions of vela in English:

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vela 1

Pronunciation: /ˈvēlə/
Plural form of velum.
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There are 2 main definitions of vela in English:

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Vela 2

Pronunciation: /ˈvēlə/ /ˈvā-/
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 Velorumviˈlôrəm) 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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