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One entry found for comet.
Main Entry: com·et
Pronunciation: primarystresskäm-schwat
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English cometa "comet," from Latin cometa (same meaning), from Greek komemacrontemacrons, literally, "long-haired," derived from komemacron "hair" --related to 2COMA
: a bright heavenly body that develops a cloudy tail as it moves closer to the sun in its orbit

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