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1A small and faint southern constellation (the Dove), near Canis Major. It is sometimes said to represent the dove that Noah sent out from the Ark.
- 1.1as genitive Columbae /kəˈlʌmbi, kəˈlʌmbʌɪ/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.‘the star Beta Columbae’
- 1.1as genitive Columbae /kəˈlʌmbi, kəˈlʌmbʌɪ/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.