Magellanic CloudsMag·el·lan·ic Clouds
Origin of Magellanic CloudsAfterFerdinand Magellan
young stars in nebula NGC 346 within the Small Magellanic Cloud; photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2005
- (astronomy) collectively, the pair of galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud and Small Magellanic Cloud; also sometimes includes the Magellanic Bridge and Magellanic Stream.
- plural form of Magellanic Cloud