Quadrantid

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noun Qua·dran·tid \kwä-ˈdran-təd\

Definition of Quadrantid

  1. :  any of a group of meteors that appear annually about January 3

Origin and Etymology of quadrantid

New Latin Quadrant-, Quadrans (Muralis) mural quadrant, a group of stars in the constellation Draco from which the shower appears to radiate


First Known Use: 1876


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