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Perseid

[pur-see-id] /ˈpɜr si ɪd/
noun, Astronomy
1.
any of a shower of meteors appearing in August and radiating from a point in the constellation Perseus.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; Perse(us) + -id1, or directly < Greek Perseídēs offspring of Perseus
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Perseid

/ˈpɜːsɪɪd/
noun
1.
any member of a meteor shower occurring annually around August 12th and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus
Word Origin
C19: from Greek Persēides daughters of Perseus1
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