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aurora australis

[aw-strey-lis] /ɔˈstreɪ lɪs/
noun, Meteorology.
the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere.
Also called southern lights.
Origin of aurora australis
1735-45; < New Latin: southern aurora; see austral1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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aurora australis

(sometimes capital) the aurora seen around the South Pole Also called southern lights
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New Latin: southern aurora
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