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Per·se·id  audio  (pûrs-d) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. Per·se·ids or Per·se·i·des  (pr-s-dz) KEY 
One of a shower of meteors that appears to originate in the vicinity of the constellation Perseus during the second week of August.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin Perseus, the constellation Perseus ; see Perseus, or from Greek Persides, pl. of Persis, offspring of Perseus (from Perseus, Perseus)


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