Try Our Apps


Word of the Day
Monday, June 19, 2017

Definitions for sundog

  1. a bright circular spot on a solar halo; parhelion.
  2. a small or incomplete rainbow.

Learn something
new every day


Thank youfor signing up
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for sundog
Nature will not name itself. Granite doesn't self-identify as igneous. Light has no grammar. Language is always late for its subject. When I see a moon-bow or a sundog, I usually just say “Wow!” or “Hey!” Robert Macfarlane, "The word-hoard:Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape," The Guardian, February 27, 2015
Menzel ... proposed that it was merely a sundog that Harris and the others were observing, and this was subsequently adopted as the official explanation. , Symposium on Unidentified Flying Objects: Hearings Before the Committee on Science and Astronautics U.S. House of Representatives Ninetieth Congress, Second Session, July 29, 1968
Origin of sundog
Sundog was first recorded in 1625–35. Its origin is uncertain.