the Milky Way

noun

Definition of the Milky Way

1 : a broad band of light that can be seen in the night sky and that is caused by the light of a very large number of faint stars
2 : the galaxy in which we live that contains the stars that make up the Milky Way

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“The Milky Way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Milky%20Way. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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