Mag`el*lan"ic (?), a.

Of or pertaining to, or named from, Magellan, the navigator.

Magellenic clouds Astron., three conspicuous nebulae near the south pole, resembling thin white clouds.<-- they are smaller than the Milky Way galaxy, but separate from it, and thus are considered the galactic formations nearest to our galaxy, but not part of it. -->

 

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