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southern lights

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noun (used with a plural verb) Astronomy.
  1. aurora australis.
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Origin of southern lights

First recorded in 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for southern lights

southern lights

pl n
  1. another name for aurora australis
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southern lights in Science

southern lights

  1. See under aurora.
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