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sundog

[suhn-dawg, -dog]
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noun
  1. parhelion.
  2. a small or incomplete rainbow.
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Origin of sundog

First recorded in 1625–35; origin uncertain
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sundog

noun
  1. another word for parhelion
  2. a small rainbow or halo near the horizon
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Word Origin and History for sundog

n.

"mock sun, parhelion," 1650s, of obscure origin.

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