Coma Berenices

noun
Co·​ma Ber·​e·​ni·​ces | \ ˈkō-mə-ˌber-ə-ˈnī-(ˌ)sēz How to pronounce Coma Berenices (audio) \

Definition of Coma Berenices

: a constellation north of Virgo and between Boötes and Leo

First Known Use of Coma Berenices

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Coma Berenices

Latin (genitive Comae Berenices), literally, Berenice's hair

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“Coma Berenices.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coma%20Berenices. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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