Volans definition

vōlănz
A constellation in the polar region of the celestial Southern Hemisphere near Carina and Dorado.
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(place, proper) A S constellation between Mensa and Carina.
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(astronomy) A small circumpolar constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a flying fish.
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Origin of volans

  • Latin volāns present participle of volāre to fly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. Shortened from Piscis Volans, from Latin piscis volāns (“flying fish").

    From Wiktionary