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Meaning of PARHELION

Pronunciation:  pâr'heeleeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals
 

PARHELION is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: mock sun, sundog
 
 See Also: place, spot, topographic point

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par*hel"ion\, n.; pl. {Parhelia}. [L. parelion, Gr.
?, ?; ? beside + ? the sun.]
A mock sun appearing in the form of a bright light, sometimes
near the sun, and tinged with colors like the rainbow, and
sometimes opposite to the sun. The latter is usually called
an anthelion. Often several mock suns appear at the same
time. Cf. {Paraselene}.

 

 

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