One of a shower of meteors that appears to originate in the vicinity of the constellation Perseus during the second week of August.
(zoology) Any member of the Perseidae.
Origin of perseid
From Latin Perseusthe constellation PerseusPerseusor from Greek Persēidespl. ofPersēisoffspring of Perseus (fromPerseusPerseus)
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Perseid Sentence Examples
The Perseid Alcmena, wife of Amphitryon of Tiryns, was Hercules' mother, Zeus his father.
After his father he is often called Amphitryoniades, and also Alcides, after the Perseid Alcaeus, father of Amphitryon.
Schiaparelli's announcement that the orbit of the bright comet of 1862 agreed strictly with the elliptic ring formed by the circulating Perseid meteors; and three other cases of close coincidence were soon afterwards brought to light.
Come wrapped up warmly to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower.