Definition of Coma Berenices

1. Noun. A constellation in the northern hemisphere between Ursa Major and Bootes; contains a cluster of some 10,000 galaxies.

Generic synonyms: Constellation



Definition of Coma Berenices

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A small dim summer constellation of the northern sky, said to represent an offering of hair from w:Berenice II Queen Berenice II of Egypt. Originally considered to represent the tuft of hair on the end of Leo's tail. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coma Berenices

Columbia Mental Maturity Scale
Columbia River
Columbia University
Columbia tiger lily
Columbian
Columbians
Columbidae
Columbiformes
Columbus
Columbus Day
Columbusing
Colutea
Colutea arborescens
Colymbiformes
Com.
Coma Berenices (current term)
Comanche
Comanchero
Comancheros
Comanches
Comandra
Comandra pallida
Comatula
Comatulas
Comatulidae
Combiase
Combine
Combretaceae
Combretum appiculatum
Combretum bracteosum

Literary usage of Coma Berenices

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1. The Observatory by Royal Astronomical Society (Gran Bretaña), Royal Greenwich Observatory, NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service, Royal astronomical society GB (1899)
"GENTLEMEN,— Conon and Coma Berenices. ... The arrangement by which Coma Berenices was accepted as a separate constellation was adopted by ..."

2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1862)
"... the distance there mentioned was six-tenths, which was inadvertently printed as one-sixteenth. On the Missing Nebula in Coma Berenices. By M. Chacornac. ..."

3. The Stars: A Study of the Universe by Simon Newcomb (1906)
"The singular collection of bright stars which form Orion, the most brilliant constellation in the heavens, and the little group called Coma Berenices—the ..."

4. A New Treatise on the Use of the Globes, Or, A Philosophical View of the by Thomas Keith (1811)
"Coma Berenices is composed of the unformed stars, between the Lion's tail and Bootes. ... Coma Berenices ..."

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