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Perseid

[ pur-see-id ]
/ ˈpɜr si ɪd /
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noun Astronomy.

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
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British Dictionary definitions for Perseid

Perseid
/ (ˈpɜːsɪɪd) /

noun

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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