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nebula

noun [C] uk   /ˈneb.jʊ.lə/ (plural nebulae or nebulas) specialized us  
a cloud of gas or dust in space, appearing either bright or darkAstronomy - general words
nebular
adjective uk   /-lər/ us    /-lɚ/
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