Quadrantids

[ kwo-dran-tidz ]
/ kwɒˈdræn tɪdz /

noun (used with a plural verb) Astronomy.

a collection of meteors comprising a meteor shower (Quadran·tid me·teor show·er) visible around January 31 and having its apparent origin in the constellation Boötes.

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Origin of Quadrantids

1875–80; < New Latin Quadrant- (stem of Quadrāns, in Quadrāns (Mūrālis) (mural) quadrant, obsolete constellation name) + -id1 + -s3
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