Definition of paraselene in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌparəsəˈlēnē/

noun (plural paraselenae pronounced same)

A bright spot in the sky similar to a parhelion but formed by moonlight. Also called mock moon, moon dog. Compare with parhelion.


Mid 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek para- 'beside' + selēnē 'moon'.

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Syllabification: par·a·se·le·ne

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