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paraselene

[ par-uh-si-lee-nee ]
/ 藢p忙r 蓹 s瑟藞li ni /
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noun, plural par路a路se路le路nae [par-uh-si-lee-nee]. /藢p忙r 蓹 s瑟藞li ni/. Meteorology.
a bright moonlike spot on a lunar halo; a mock moon.
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Also called moon路dog [moon-dawg, -dog] /藞mun藢d蓴g, -藢d蓲g/ .
Compare parhelion.

Origin of paraselene

First recorded in 1645鈥55; from New Latin, equivalent to para- para-1 + Greek sel岣梟膿 鈥渢he moon鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM paraselene

par路a路se路le路nic [par-uh-si-lee-nik, -len-ik], /藢p忙r 蓹 s瑟藞li n瑟k, -藞l蓻n 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for paraselene

paraselene
/ (藢p忙r蓹s瑟藞li藧n瑟) /

noun plural -nae (-ni藧)
meteorol a bright image of the moon on a lunar haloAlso called: mock moon Compare parhelion

Derived forms of paraselene

paraselenic, adjective

Word Origin for paraselene

C17: New Latin, from para- 1 + Greek sel膿n膿 moon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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