Praesepe

[ pri-see-pee, prahy-suh-pee ]
/ prɪˈsi pi, ˈpraɪ səˌpi /

noun Astronomy.

an open star cluster in the center of the constellation Cancer, visible to the naked eye.

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Also called Beehive cluster, Manger.

Origin of Praesepe

1650–60; <Latin praesēpe crib from which cattle or horses are fed, manger; the neighboring brighter stars Gamma and Delta Cancri (Asellus Borealis and Asellus Australis) were pictured as asses which fed from a manger
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British Dictionary definitions for Praesepe

Praesepe
/ (praɪˈsiːpɪ) /

noun

an open cluster of several hundred stars in the constellation Cancer, visible to the naked eye as a hazy patch of light
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