false dawn


noun

zodiacal light occurring before sunrise.

Nearby words

  1. false colour,
  2. false colours,
  3. false conjugate,
  4. false consciousness,
  5. false cyst,
  6. false decretals,
  7. false diamond,
  8. false diverticulum,
  9. false dragonhead,
  10. false face

Origin of false dawn

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for false dawn

false dawn

noun

zodiacal light appearing just before sunrise
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