aurora australis

[ aw-strey-lis ]
/ ɔˈstreɪ lɪs /

noun Meteorology.

the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere.

Nearby words

  1. aurist,
  2. aurobindo,
  3. aurobindo, sri,
  4. aurochs,
  5. aurora,
  6. aurora borealis,
  7. aurorae,
  8. auroral,
  9. auroral zone,
  10. aurorean

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

/ (ɒˈstreɪlɪs) /

noun

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

Word Origin for aurora australis

New Latin: southern aurora

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