Hyades

plural noun
Hy·​a·​des | \ ˈhī-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce Hyades (audio) \

Definition of Hyades

: 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

First Known Use of Hyades

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hyades

Latin, from Greek

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“Hyades.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hyades. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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