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Pleiad

[plee-uh d, plahy-uh d] /ˈpli əd, ˈplaɪ əd/
noun
1.
any of the Pleiades.
2.
French Pléiade
[pley-yad] /pleɪˈyad/ (Show IPA)
. a group of seven French poets of the latter half of the 16th century.
3.
(usually lowercase) any group of eminent or brilliant persons or things, especially when seven in number.
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British Dictionary definitions for Pleiad

pleiad

/ˈplaɪəd/
noun
1.
a brilliant or talented group, esp one with seven members
Word Origin
C16: originally French Pléiade, name given by Pierre de Ronsard to himself and six other poets after a group of Alexandrian Greek poets who were called this after the Pleiades1

Pleiad

/ˈplaɪəd/
noun
1.
one of the Pleiades (stars or daughters of Atlas)
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