[ pur-see-id ]
/ ˈpɜr si ɪd /
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any of a shower of meteors appearing in August and radiating from a point in the constellation Perseus.
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Origin of Perseid
First recorded in 1870–75; Perseus + -id1; modeled on Italian Perseidi (plural), a term coined or used by Giovanni Schiaparelli
Words nearby Perseid
persecute, persecuted, persecution, persecution complex, persecutory, Perseid, perseity, Persephone, Persepolis, Perses, Perseus
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How to use Perseid in a sentence
The Perseid meteors sometimes fall at the rate of about sixty per hour.Astronomy of To-day|Cecil G. Dolmage
For this reason, Leverrier pronounced, in 1867, the Perseid to be of older formation than the Leonid system.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century|Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
A dawdling August Perseid scratched a thin mark of light across the blackness.Vigorish|Gordon Randall Garrett
Secondly, that it was a new power which he erected, and that he was not merely the transferee of the power of the Perseid line.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3|W. E. Gladstone
British Dictionary definitions for Perseid
/ (ˈpɜːsɪɪd) /
any member of a meteor shower occurring annually around August 12th and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus
Word Origin for Perseid
C19: from Greek Persēides daughters of Perseus 1
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