[ kwo-dran-tidz ]

noun(used with a plural verb)Astronomy.
  1. a collection of meteors comprising a meteor shower (Quadrantidmeteorshower ) visible around January 31 and having its apparent origin in the constellation Boötes.

Origin of Quadrantids

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

Words Nearby Quadrantids

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