Definition of Columba in English:

Columba

(also Columbae)

Pronunciation /kəˈləmbə/

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A 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.

adjective

Astronomy
  • postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Columba.

    • ‘the star Beta Columbae’

Origin

Latin. Columbae is the Latin genitive form of Columba.