Kohoutek

Kohoutek

[koh-hoh-tek, kuh-]
noun Astronomy.
a comet that passed around the sun in late 1973 and early 1974 and was barely visible with the naked eye.

Origin:
named after Luboš Kohoutek (born 1935), Czech astronomer who discovered it in February, 1973

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Kohoutek (kəˈhuːtɛk)
 
n
a comet of almost parabolic orbit that reached its closest approach to the sun in Dec 1973
 
[C20: named after Luboš Kohoutek, Czech astronomer working in Germany who discovered it in March, 1973]

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