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[koh-hoh-tek, kuh-] /koʊˈhoʊ tɛk, kə-/
noun, Astronomy.
a comet that passed around the sun in late 1973 and early 1974 and was barely visible with the naked eye.
Origin of Kohoutek
named after Luboš Kohoutek (born 1935), Czech astronomer who discovered it in February, 1973 Unabridged
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a comet of almost parabolic orbit that reached its closest approach to the sun in Dec 1973
Word Origin
C20: named after Luboš Kohoutek, Czech astronomer working in Germany who discovered it in March, 1973
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