Pleiad

Pleiad

[plee-uhd, plahy-uhd]
noun
1.
any of the Pleiades.
2.
French Pléiade [pley-yad] . 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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pleiad (ˈplaɪəd)
 
n
a brilliant or talented group, esp one with seven members
 
[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)
 
n
one of the Pleiades (stars or daughters of Atlas)

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