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aurora australis

[aw-strey-lis]
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noun Meteorology.
  1. the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere.

Origin of aurora australis

1735–45; < New Latin: southern aurora; see austral1
Also called southern lights.
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British Dictionary definitions for aurora australis

aurora australis

noun
  1. (sometimes capital) the aurora seen around the South PoleAlso called: southern lights

Word Origin

New Latin: southern aurora
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