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
Words nearby parhelion
Example sentences from the Web for parhelion
In that year a parhelion appeared undistinguishable by the naked eye from the real sun.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
I do not always know him in these cases as my own parhelion.
The dictionaries and cyclopedias of our careful publishers call the appearance of two or more suns (or moons) a Parhelion.Ancient Chinese account of the Grand Canyon, or course of the Colorado|Alexander M'Allan
On the 16th March the same parhelion appeared, and was seen from three different places more than fifty leagues apart.
The same parhelion was seen on the island of Manitou in Lake Huron, and accompanied by a very remarkable appearance.