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[koh-hoh-tek, kuh-]
noun Astronomy.
  1. a comet that passed around the sun in late 1973 and early 1974 and was barely visible with the naked eye.
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Origin of Kohoutek

named after Luboš Kohoutek (born 1935), Czech astronomer who discovered it in February, 1973
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British Dictionary definitions for kohoutek


  1. a comet of almost parabolic orbit that reached its closest approach to the sun in Dec 1973
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Word Origin for Kohoutek

C20: named after Luboš Kohoutek, Czech astronomer working in Germany who discovered it in March, 1973
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