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noun 
  1. (astronomy) A celestial body consisting mainly of ice, dust and gas in an (usually very eccentric) orbit around the Sun and having a "tail" of matter blown back from it by the solar wind as it approaches the Sun.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: komeet
  • French: comète
  • German: Komet
  • Italian: cometa
  • Spanish: cometa
Etymology: From comete (French: comète), from cometa, from (kometes) "longhaired", referring to the tail of a comet, from (kome) "hair".


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