Corona Borealis

noun
Corona Bo·re·al·is | \-ˌbȯr-ē-ˈa-ləs \

Definition of Corona Borealis 

: a northern constellation between Hercules and Boötes

First Known Use of Corona Borealis

1615, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Corona Borealis

borrowed from New Latin Corōna Boreālis (genitive Corōnae Boreālis), literally, "northern crown"

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Corona Borealis

Share Corona Borealis

Statistics for Corona Borealis

Last Updated

21 Aug 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Corona Borealis

The first known use of Corona Borealis was in 1615

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Corona Borealis

See words that rhyme with Corona Borealis

Comments on Corona Borealis

What made you want to look up Corona Borealis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

lying above or upon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!