[ pri-see-pee, prahy-suh-pee ]
/ prɪˈsi pi, ˈpraɪ səˌpi /
an open star cluster in the center of the constellation Cancer, visible to the naked eye.
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What does “yare” mean?
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
Words nearby Praesepe
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Example sentences from the Web for Praesepe
The antiphon was in direct imitation of the other, commencing 'Quem quaeritis in praesepe, pastores?'The Growth of English Drama|Arnold Wynne
Behind the high altar a praesepe or “crib” was prepared, with an image of the Virgin.Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan|Clement A. Miles
British Dictionary definitions for Praesepe
/ (praɪˈsiːpɪ) /
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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