interstellar comet

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Constructed from Latin: inter- +‎ stellar and from Old French comete (French: comète), from Latin cometes, from Ancient Greek κομήτης (komḗtēs, longhaired), referring to the tail of a comet, from κόμη (kómē, hair).

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interstellar comet (plural interstellar comets)

  1. (astronomy, planetology) A comet (or exocomet) located in interstellar space, and not gravitationally bound to a star.

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