Corona Australis

noun

Corona Aus·​tra·​lis -ȯ-ˈstrā-ləs How to pronounce Corona Australis (audio)
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: a southern constellation adjoining Sagittarius on the south

Examples of Corona Australis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first potential quark star, named RX J1856.5−3754, sits just 400 light-years away in the constellation Corona Australis. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, 26 Mar. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin Corōna Austrālis (genitive Corōnae Austrālis), literally, "southern crown"

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Corona Australis was in 1594

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“Corona Australis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Corona%20Australis. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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