noun, plural par·he·li·a [pahr-hee-lee-uh, -heel-yuh]. /pɑrˈhi li ə, -ˈhil yə/. Meteorology.
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Origin of parhelion
OTHER WORDS FROM parhelionpar·he·lic, par·he·li·a·cal [pahr-hi-lahy-uh-kuhl], /ˌpɑr hɪˈlaɪ ə kəl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for parhelion
Sometimes during the summer we see the parhelion, a similar phenomenon of the sun.The North Pole|Robert E. Peary
A Parhelion is a meteor in form of a bright light, appearing on one side of the sun.
I do not always know him in these cases as my own parhelion.
At each point of contact occurs a parhelion which is a mock sun of brilliant colors and called a sun-dog.Reading the Weather|Thomas Morris Longstreth
Once or twice he saw a fourth parhelion, directly under the sun; but this is not common.