Perseid


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Per·se·id

 (pûr′sē-ĭd)
n. pl. Per·se·ids or Per·se·i·des (pər-sē′ĭ-dēz′)
One of a shower of meteors that appears to originate in the vicinity of the constellation Perseus during the second week of August.

[From Latin Perseus, the constellation Perseus; see Perseus, or from Greek Persēides, pl. of Persēis, offspring of Perseus (from Perseus, Perseus).]

Perseid

(ˈpɜːsɪɪd)
n
(Celestial Objects) any member of a meteor shower occurring annually around August 12th and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Perseus
[C19: from Greek Persēides daughters of Perseus1]

Per•se•id

(ˈpɜr si ɪd)

n.
any of a shower of meteors appearing in August and radiating from a point in the constellation Perseus.
[1875–80; Perse (us) + -id1, or directly < Greek Perseídēs offspring of Perseus]
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