Perseid meaning

pûrsē-ĭd
One of a shower of meteors that appears to originate in the vicinity of the constellation Perseus during the second week of August.
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(zoology) Any member of the Perseidae.
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Origin of perseid

  • From Latin Perseus the constellation Perseus Perseus or from Greek Persēides pl. of Persēis offspring of Perseus (from Perseus Perseus)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition