Definition of Pleiades in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplʌɪədiːz/
1 Greek Mythology The seven daughters of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Pleione, who were pursued by the hunter Orion until Zeus changed them into a cluster of stars.
2 Astronomy A well-known open cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus. Six (or more) stars are visible to the naked eye but there are actually some five hundred present, formed very recently in stellar terms. Also called Seven Sisters.


Via Latin from Greek.

Words that rhyme with Pleiades

Alcibiades, Hyades

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