noun, genitive Co·ro·nae Aus·tra·lis [kuh-roh-nee aw-strey-lis] /kəˈroʊ ni ɔˈstreɪ lɪs/. Astronomy.
the Southern Crown, a southern constellation touching the southern part of Sagittarius.
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Origin of Corona Australis
< Latin: literally, southern crown
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noun Latin genitive Coronae Australis (kəˈrəʊniː)
a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere between Ara and Pavo
Word Origin for Corona Australis
literally: Southern crown
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