Definition of sun dog in English:

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sun dog

Pronunciation: /ˈsən ˌdôɡ/
(also sundog /ˈsənˌdôɡ/)


Another term for parhelion.
Example sentences
  • Mock suns, or sun dogs as they are also known, appear as bright spots on either side of the Sun.
  • Meteorologically these phenomena are related to sun dogs.
  • This extension of the sun dogs is reflection from the vertical sides of the flat hexagonal ice crystals.
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