Perseid

noun
Per·​se·​id | \ ˈpər-sē-əd How to pronounce Perseid (audio) \

Definition of Perseid

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

First Known Use of Perseid

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Perseid

Latin Perseus; from their appearing to radiate from a point in Perseus

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