- a small or incomplete rainbow.
Origin of sundog
First recorded in 1625–35; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for sundog
Will the rise of Sundog mean the demise of your adventure travel?Virgin Heir Sam Branson’s Drug War
December 7, 2012
It wasn't the sundog, however, but the glass that warned them.The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats
James R. Mears
- another word for parhelion
- a small rainbow or halo near the horizon
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Word Origin and History for sundog
"mock sun, parhelion," 1650s, of obscure origin.
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