Red Spot

noun Astronomy.
  1. a large, usually reddish gaseous vortex on the surface of Jupiter, about 14,000 by 30,000 km, that drifts about slowly as the planet rotates and has been observed for several hundred years.

Origin of Red Spot

First recorded in 1875–80
Also called Great Red Spot.
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Historical Examples of great red spot

  • It was a fine cave, there was no doubt about that, and Red-Spot was a notable housekeeper.

    The Story of Ab

    Stanley Waterloo

  • His life with Red-Spot was the sequence of what might be termed a fortunate marriage.

    The Story of Ab

    Stanley Waterloo

  • And Red-Spot was superior in many ways to the ordinary woman of the cave time.

    The Story of Ab

    Stanley Waterloo

  • I waited until dusk began finally to settle down and crept gently toward a Red-spot.

    Jungle Peace

    William Beebe

  • It was soon after this great event of the first fish-catching that Red-Spot, Ab's mother, died.

    The Story of Ab

    Stanley Waterloo


British Dictionary definitions for great red spot

Red Spot

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