paraselene

[ par-uh-si-lee-nee ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

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

Origin + Etymology

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

Synonyms

  • mock moon
  • lunar halo
  • moondog

Antonyms

  • n/a

Example

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

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