Perseid

Perseid

[pur-see-id]
noun Astronomy.
any of a shower of meteors appearing in August and radiating from a point in the constellation Perseus.

Origin:
1875–80; Perse(us) + -id1, or directly < Greek Perseídēs offspring of Perseus

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Perseid (ˈpɜːsɪɪd)
 
n
any member of a meteor shower occurring annually around August 12th and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus
 
[C19: from Greek Persēides daughters of Perseus1]

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