Qua·​dran·​tid kwä-ˈdran-təd How to pronounce Quadrantid (audio)
: any of a group of meteors that appear annually about January 3

Word History


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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Quadrantid was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Quadrantid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quadrantid. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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