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 (fôg′bō′, fŏg′-)
A faint white or yellowish arc-shaped light, similar to a rainbow, that sometimes appears in fog opposite the sun. Also called seadog.
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(Physical Geography) a faint arc of light sometimes seen in a fog bank. Also called: seadog or white rainbow
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(ˈfɒgˌboʊ, ˈfɔg-)

a bow or arc of white or yellowish hue seen in or against a fog bank; a rainbow formed by fog droplets.
[1825–35; fog + (rain) bow]
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