Meaning of “the Milky Way” in the English Dictionary

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Milky Waynoun [ U ]

us /ˈmɪl·ki ˈweɪ/

the pale strip of stars across the sky that forms part of the galaxy (= star system) that includes the earth

(Definition of “Milky Way” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)