Definition of Vela in English:

Vela

proper noun

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

Pronunciation

Vela

/ˈvēlə/ /ˈvilə/

adjective

(also Velorum)
Astronomy
  • postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Vela.

    • ‘the star Gamma Velorum’

Pronunciation

Vela

/ˈvēlə/ /ˈvilə/

Origin

Latin, plural of velum ‘sail’. Velorum is the Latin genitive form of Vela.