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Quadrantids

[kwo-dran-tidz] /kwɒˈdræn tɪdz/
noun, (used with a plural verb) Astronomy
1.
a collection of meteors comprising a meteor shower (Quadran·tid me·teor show·er) visible around January 31 and having its apparent origin in the constellation Boötes.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin Quadrant- (stem of Quadrāns, in Quadrāns (Mūrālis) (mural) quadrant, obsolete constellation name) + -id1 + -s3
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