ringed

adjective
\ˈriŋd \

Definition of ringed 

1 : encircled or marked with or as if with rings

2 : composed or formed of rings

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If the hypothetical ringed planet orbits close to Tabby’s Star, gravitational interactions would flap the ring up and down, thus varying the amount of shading. NBC News, "Has Tabby's Star Mystery Finally Been Solved?," 1 Sep. 2017 After darkness falls, look southeast for the waxing gibbous moon pairing up with the ringed world Saturn. National Geographic, "Sparkly Meteors and 7 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in July," 1 July 2017 By the next evening, the moon will sit to the far left of the ringed world. Carsten Peter, National Geographic, "Two Eclipses, and 6 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in August," 1 Aug. 2017 For instance, the ringed world will be shining above Antares, the most brilliant star nestled within the neighboring constellation Scorpius. National Geographic, "Best View of Saturn's Rings Until 2032—How to See It," 14 June 2017 After darkness falls, look southeast for the waxing gibbous moon pairing up with the ringed world Saturn. National Geographic, "Sparkly Meteors and 7 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in July," 1 July 2017 The parrot was adorned in red highlights on its green crown, rose-like feathers on the forehead, large yellow-ringed eyes, and as the name suggests, wings of blue. Olivia Gibson, CNN, "New parrot species identified in Mexico, study says," 27 June 2017

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First Known Use of ringed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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