Main definitions of vela in English

: vela1Vela2

vela1

Pronunciation

vela

/ˈviːlə/

Main definitions of vela in English

: vela1Vela2

Vela2

proper noun

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

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

Origin

Latin, plural of velum ‘sail’.

Pronunciation

Vela

/ˈviːlə/