bishop's ring

1 of 2

noun (1)

ˈbishəps-
: a ring worn by bishops on the third finger of the right hand signifying that the bishop is wedded to the church

Bishop's ring

2 of 2

noun (2)

: a faint reddish brown corona due to the sun's shining through fine dust in the atmosphere

Word History

Etymology

Noun (2)

after Sereno E. Bishop †1909 American missionary in Hawaii, who first explained it

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“Bishop's ring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bishop%27s%20ring. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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