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noun Astronomy.
  1. any of several unrelated meteor showers whose radiants are in the constellation Draco.
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Origin of Draconid

< Greek Drákōn Draco + -id1
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Examples from the Web for draconid

Historical Examples

  • The toothworts and broom rapes are Draconid, I think, and wholly parasites.

    Proserpina, Volume 2

    John Ruskin

  • Several of the Draconid are parasites, and suck the roots of other plants, and have only just enough of their own to catch with.