Paraselene

Pronunciation: [ par-uh-si-lee-nee ]


Definition: noun

Meteorology—a bright moonlike spot on a lunar halo; a mock moon

Origin: Mid 17th century; Greek


Etymology: modern Latin, from Greek para- ‘beside’ + selēnē ‘moon’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • mock moon

  • lunar halo

  • moondog

Example:

The paraselene was a beautiful sight in the sky that night.

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