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Beehive cluster

noun, Astronomy
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Praesepe

[pri-see-pee, prahy-suh-pee] /prɪˈsi pi, ˈpraɪ səˌpi/
noun, Astronomy
1.
an open star cluster in the center of the constellation Cancer, visible to the naked eye.
Also called Beehive cluster, Manger.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin praesēpe crib from which cattle or horses are fed, manger; the neighboring brighter stars Gamma and Delta Cancri (Asellus Borealis and Asellus Australis) were pictured as asses which fed from a manger
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British Dictionary definitions for beehive-cluster

Praesepe

/praɪˈsiːpɪ/
noun
1.
an open cluster of several hundred stars in the constellation Cancer, visible to the naked eye as a hazy patch of light
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