any of the Pleiades.
French Plé·iade [pley-yad] /pleɪˈyad/. a group of seven French poets of the latter half of the 16th century.
(usually lowercase) any group of eminent or brilliant persons or things, especially when seven in number.
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Historical Examples of pleiad
But he inaugurates the pleiad of amateur, curious, and commercial travellers.
Yet, here was Hrdia and the Pleiad and de Vigny, all of whom were beloved exceptions.
Yet, here was Hérédia and the Pleiad and de Vigny, all of whom were beloved exceptions.
Ever since there have only been six stars, the six maidens, in the Pleiad.
A bit of mould is a pleiad of flowers; a nebula is an ant-hill of stars.
British Dictionary definitions for pleiad
a brilliant or talented group, esp one with seven members
Word Origin for pleiad
C16: originally French Pléiade, name given by Pierre de Ronsard to himself and six other poets after a group of Alexandrian Greek poets who were called this after the Pleiades 1
one of the Pleiades (stars or daughters of Atlas)
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