Nebulous star

(redirected from nebulous stars)
(Astron.) a small well-defined circular nebula, having a bright nucleus at its center like a star.

See also: Star

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More than half a century later, British cleric and astronomer William Derham published his observations of nebulous stars, which he called "whitish Areae, like a Collection of Misty Vapours: whence they have their Name.