Definition of paraselene in English:

paraselene

Syllabification: par·a·se·le·ne
Pronunciation: /ˌparəsəˈlēnē
 
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noun (plural paraselenae pronunc. same)

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

Origin

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

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