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Pleiad

[ plee-uhd, plahy-uhd ]
/ ˈpli əd, ˈplaɪ əd /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for Pleiad (1 of 2)

pleiad
/ (ˈplaɪəd) /

noun
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

British Dictionary definitions for Pleiad (2 of 2)

Pleiad
/ (ˈplaɪəd) /

noun
one of the Pleiades (stars or daughters of Atlas)
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