Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A constellation in the polar region of the Southern Hemisphere near Indus and Hydrus, containing the smaller Magellanic Clouds.

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  • proper n. A spring constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a toucan. It lies south of the constellations Phoenix and Grus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A southern constellation, the Toucan, south of the Phœnix, made by Petrus Theodori in the fifteenth century.
  • n. In ornithology, same as Ramphastos.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large faint constellation in the southern hemisphere containing most of the Small Magellanic Cloud

Etymologies

Tupi tucana, toucan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From later Latin tucana, a "toucan". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Northrop Grumman came calling in summer 2005, and Lukaczyk says it has already deployed Tucana technology.

    Beltway Money Woman: Laura Lukaczyk Surviving The Tech Wreck: A Beltway VC's Tale

  • The Alphagen Tucana Fund, which Rambourg runs with Guy, rose 42 percent last year and 11 percent annually over the past five years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

    Bloomberg

  • Rambourg, who also co-manages the $828 million Alphagen Tucana Fund, and a former Gartmore European equity analyst were fined by Italy's stock market regulator for abusing privileged information about Banca Italease SpA stock in 2006, according to a statement posted on the watchdog's Web site last week.

    Bloomberg

  • He and Guy managed Gartmore's $2.3 billion Alphagen Capella fund since it started in 1999 and the $828 million Alphagen Tucana Fund since its inception in 2005. award for 2009's best European Equity Fund of more than $500 million from EuroHedge, an industry publication that stages an annual black - tie awards dinner for more than 800 fund managers at Mayfair's Grosvenor House Hotel.

    Bloomberg

  • (PhysOrg. com) -- Today ESO has released a dramatic new image of NGC 346, the brightest star-forming region in our neighbouring galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, 210 000 light-years away towards the constellation of Tucana (the Toucan).

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • NGC 346 is located in the constellation Tucana (the Toucan) and spans approximately 200 light-years.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Today ESO has released a dramatic new image of NGC 346, the brightest star-forming region in our neighboring galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, 210 000 light-years away towards the constellation of Tucana (the Toucan).

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • Their $338 million AlphaGen Tucana fund, which bets on rising and falling

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • A ground-based telescope image (on the left) shows the entire crowded core of 47 Tucanae, located 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Tucana.

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  • Tucana, spanning 3o across in the night sky, lying some 20 degrees to the east of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

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