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paraselene (ˌpærəsɪˈliːnɪ

Definitions

noun

(plural) -nae  (-niː) 
  1. (meteorology) a bright image of the moon on a lunar halo. Also called: : mock moon Compare parhelion

Derived Forms

ˌparaseˈlenic  adjective

Word Origin

C17: New Latin, from para-1 + Greek selēnē moon

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