from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Columba and Eridanus.
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- proper n. A summer constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a chisel.
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- n. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Columba and Eridanus
Latin caelum, sculptor's chisel; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named in the 17th century by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille. From Latin caelum ("a chisel") (Wiktionary)