Definitions for perseidˈpɜr si ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Per•se•idˈpɜr si ɪd(n.)

  1. any of a shower of meteors appearing in August and radiating from a point in the constellation Perseus.

    Category: Astronomy

Origin of Perseid:

1875–80; Perse (us ) + -id1, or directly < Gk Perseídēs offspring of Perseus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perseid(noun)

    one of a group of shooting stars which appear yearly about the 10th of August, and cross the heavens in paths apparently radiating from the constellation Perseus. They are beleived to be fragments once connected with a comet visible in 1862

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