Coma Berenices

Coma Berenices
Coma Co"ma, n. [L., hair, fr. Gr. ko`mh.] 1. (Astron.) The envelope of a comet; a nebulous covering, which surrounds the nucleus or body of a comet. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A tuft or bunch, -- as the assemblage of branches forming the head of a tree; or a cluster of bracts when empty and terminating the inflorescence of a plant; or a tuft of long hairs on certain seeds. [1913 Webster]

{Coma Berenices}[L.] (Astron.), a small constellation north of Virgo; -- called also {Berenice's Hair}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Coma Berenices — noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Comae Berenices), literally, Berenice s hair Date: 1616 a constellation north of Virgo and between Boötes and Leo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Coma Berenices — /koh meuh ber euh nuy seez/, gen. Comae Berenices /koh mee ber euh nuy seez/. Astron. Berenice s Hair, a northern constellation situated north of Virgo and between Boötes and Leo. [ < L] * * * …   Universalium

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