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Quadrantids

[ kwo-dran-tidz ]
/ kwɒˈdræn tɪdz /
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noun (used with a plural verb)Astronomy.
a collection of meteors comprising a meteor shower (Quadrantidmeteorshower ) 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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