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SUNDOG

 Dictionary entry overview: What does sundog mean? 

SUNDOG (noun)
  The noun SUNDOG has 1 sense:

1. a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals

  Familiarity information: SUNDOG used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUNDOG (noun)


Sense 1sundog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

mock sun; parhelion; sundog

Context example:

two or more parhelia are usually seen at once

Hypernyms ("sundog" is a kind of...):

place; spot; topographic point (a point located with respect to surface features of some region)


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