Pleiades

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plural noun Ple·ia·des \ˈplē-ə-ˌdēz, ˈplā-, chiefly British ˈplī-\

Definition of Pleiades

  1. 1 :  the seven daughters of Atlas turned into a group of stars in Greek mythology

  2. 2 :  a conspicuous cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus that includes six stars in the form of a very small dipper

Origin and Etymology of pleiades

Latin, from Greek


First Known Use: 14th century


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