noun Per·se·id \ˈpər-sē-əd\

Definition of PERSEID

:  any of a group of meteors that appear annually about August 11

Origin of PERSEID

Latin Perseus; from their appearing to radiate from a point in Perseus
First Known Use: 1876

Other Astronomy Terms

gibbous, nadir, nebulous, penumbra, retrograde, sidereal, syzygy, wane, wax, zenith


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