|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|heliosphere (hē'lē-ə-sfîr') Pronunciation Key
The large, roughly elliptical region of space around the Sun through which the solar wind extends and through which the Sun exerts a magnetic influence. The heliosphere extends well beyond the orbits of the planets, and its shape and extent fluctuate with changes to the solar wind and other influences. ◇ The boundary between the heliosphere and interstellar space is known as the heliopause.