plural noun

Hy·​a·​des ˈhī-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce Hyades (audio)
: a V-shaped cluster of stars in the head of the constellation Taurus held by the ancients to indicate rainy weather when they rise with the sun

Word History


Latin, from Greek

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hyades was in the 14th century

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“Hyades.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyades. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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