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Noun Concept
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comet  A1 comet  Black comets  Comet Tails  cometary
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(astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit WordNet 3.0
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(astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
A comet is an icy, small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, warms and begins to release gases, a process that is called outgassing. Wikipedia
Icy small astronomical object Wikidata
A block of ice and dust that orbits the sun. Seen from the earth, it looks like a bright star with a tail. OmegaWiki
A celestial body consisting mainly of ice, dust and gas in a (usually very eccentric) orbit around the Sun and having a "tail" of matter blown back from it by the solar wind as it approaches the Sun. Wiktionary