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proper noun 
  1. (constellation): A constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a bird of paradise.
Translations: 
  • French: Oiseau de paradis
  • German: Paradiesvogel
  • Spanish: Apus
Etymology: Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From apus, apÅs "martlet, swallow", a kind of bird said to have no feet, hence from "footless"


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