Definition of vela in English:

vela

Pronunciation:

vela

/ˈvēlə/

Definition of Vela in English:

Vela

proper noun

Astronomy
  • 1A southern constellation (the Sails), lying partly in the Milky Way between Carina and Pyxis and originally considered part of Argo.

    1. 1.1as genitive Velorum /viˈlôrəm/ Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation.
      ‘the star Gamma Velorum’

Origin

Latin, plural of velum sail.

Pronunciation:

Vela

/ˈvēlə//ˈvā-/