[kuh-roh-nuh bawr-ee-al-is, -ey-lis, -bohr-]
- the Northern Crown, a northern constellation between Hercules and Boötes.
Origin of Corona Borealis
< Latin: literally, northern crown
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- a small compact constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Boötes and Hercules
literally: Northern crown
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- A constellation (the Northern Crown) in the Northern Hemisphere between Hercules and Boötes.
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