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Corona Borealis

[kuh-roh-nuh bawr-ee-al-is, -ey-lis, -bohr-] /kəˈroʊ nə ˌbɔr iˈæl ɪs, -ˈeɪ lɪs, -ˌboʊr-/
noun, genitive Coronae Borealis
[kuh-roh-nee bawr-ee-al-is, -ey-lis, -bohr-] /kəˈroʊ ni ˌbɔr iˈæl ɪs, -ˈeɪ lɪs, -ˌboʊr-/ (Show IPA).
the Northern Crown, a northern constellation between Hercules and Boötes.
Origin of Corona Borealis
< Latin: literally, northern crown Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Corona Borealis
Historical Examples
  • He saw the moon rise to the zenith and the Corona Borealis disappear below the western horizon.

    The Delight Makers

    Adolf Bandelier
  • In 1866 a star of the second magnitude suddenly appeared in the constellation of the crown (Corona Borealis).

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
British Dictionary definitions for Corona Borealis

Corona Borealis

noun (Latin genitive) Coronae Borealis (kəˈrəʊniː)
a small compact constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Boötes and Hercules
Word Origin
literally: Northern crown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Corona Borealis in Science
Corona Borealis
A constellation (the Northern Crown) in the Northern Hemisphere between Hercules and Boötes.
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