aurora australis

[ aw-strey-lis ]
/ ɔˈstreɪ lɪs /

noun Meteorology.

the aurora of the Southern Hemisphere.

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Also called southern lights.

Origin of aurora australis

1735–45; < New Latin: southern aurora; see austral1

Words nearby aurora australis

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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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