paraselene
[ par-uh-si-lee-nee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
modern Latin, from Greek para- ‘beside’ + selēnē ‘moon’
Synonyms
  • mock moon
  • lunar halo
  • moondog
Antonyms
  • n/a
Definition
Meteorology—a bright moonlike spot on a lunar halo; a mock moon
Example
The paraselene was a beautiful sight in the sky that night.
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