Magellanic CloudMagellanic Cloud
Astron. either of two irregular galaxies visible to the naked eye in the S constellations Dorado, Mensa, and Tucana: the larger one is the closest external galaxy to the Milky Way and the smaller one is the second closest
Origin of Magellanic Cloudafter F. Magellan
(plural Magellanic Clouds)
After Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan.