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Hyades Syllabification: Hy·a·des
Pronunciation: /ˈhīdēz/
Astronomy

Definition of Hyades in English:

An open star cluster in the constellation Taurus, appearing to surround the bright star Aldebaran.

Origin

From Greek Huades, by folk etymology from huein 'to rain', but perhaps from hus 'pig', the Latin name of the constellation being Suculae 'little pigs'.

Words that rhyme with Hyades

Alcibiades, Pleiades

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