Quadrantid

noun
Qua·​dran·​tid | \ kwä-ˈdran-təd How to pronounce Quadrantid (audio) \

Definition of Quadrantid

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

First Known Use of Quadrantid

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Quadrantid

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

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“Quadrantid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quadrantid. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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