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paraselene

[par-uh-si-lee-nee] /ˌpær ə sɪˈli ni/
noun, plural paraselenae
[par-uh-si-lee-nee] /ˌpær ə sɪˈli ni/ (Show IPA).
Meteorology
1.
a bright moonlike spot on a lunar halo; a mock moon.
Also called moondog.
Compare parhelion.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to para- para-1 + Greek selḗnē the moon
Related forms
paraselenic
[par-uh-si-lee-nik, -len-ik] /ˌpær ə sɪˈli nɪk, -ˈlɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for paraselene

paraselene

/ˌpærəsɪˈliːnɪ/
noun (pl) -nae (-niː)
1.
(meteorol) a bright image of the moon on a lunar halo Also called mock moon Compare parhelion
Derived Forms
paraselenic, adjective
Word Origin
C17: New Latin, from para-1 + Greek selēnē moon
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