serein

noun
se·rein | \səˈraⁿ, -ran\
plural -s

Definition of serein 

1 archaic : the supposed fall of dew from a clear sky just after sunset

2 : mist or fine rain falling from an apparently clear sky

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History and Etymology for serein

French, from Middle French serain evening, nightfall, from Latin sero late

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