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తోక (tōka, “tail”) + చుక్క (cukka, “star”)
తోకచుక్క • (tōkacukka) n (plural తోకచుక్కలు)
- (astronomy) A comet: a celestial body consisting mainly of ice, dust and gas in an orbit around the Sun and having a "tail" of matter blown back from it by the solar wind.
- "తోక" in Charles Philip Brown (1903) A Telugu-English dictionary, Madras: Promoting Christian Knowledge, page 563