- (constellation) A spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the sails of a ship. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis.
Etymology: Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From velaLatin, vÄla (pl. of velumLatin, vÄlum), the "sails of a ship"
- French: Voiles m pl
- German: Segel des Schiffs
- Spanish: Vela
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- (plural of, velum)
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