Milky Way

Definitions of Milky Way
  1. noun
    the galaxy containing the solar system; consists of millions of stars that can be seen as a diffuse band of light stretching across the night sky
    synonyms: Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way System
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    type of:
    extragalactic nebula, galaxy
    (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
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