Mock sun
Mock Mock, a. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham. [1913 Webster]

That superior greatness and mock majesty. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

{Mock bishop's weed} (Bot.), a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs ({Discopleura}) growing in wet places.

{Mock heroic}, burlesquing the heroic; as, a mock heroic poem.

{Mock lead}. See {Blende} ( a ).

{Mock nightingale} (Zo["o]l.), the European blackcap.

{Mock orange} (Bot.), a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs ({Philadelphus}), with showy white flowers in panicled cymes. {Philadelphus coronarius}, from Asia, has fragrant flowers; the American kinds are nearly scentless.

{Mock sun}. See {Parhelion}.

{Mock turtle soup}, a soup made of calf's head, veal, or other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle soup.

{Mock velvet}, a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See {Mockado}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mock sun — noun a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals two or more parhelia are usually seen at once • Syn: ↑parhelion, ↑sundog • Derivationally related forms: ↑parhelic (for: ↑parhelion) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mock sun — n. parhelion, pseudo sun, imaginary sun …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mock sun — /mɒk ˈsʌn/ (say mok sun) noun → parhelion …   Australian English dictionary

  • mock sun — parhelion. * * * …   Universalium

  • mock sun —    see halo …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • mock sun — noun Astronomy a parhelion …   English new terms dictionary

  • mock-sun — n. Parhelion, sundog, meteor …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Mock — Mock, a. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham. [1913 Webster] That superior greatness and mock majesty. Spectator. [1913 Webster] {Mock bishop s weed} (Bot.), a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs ({Discopleura})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mock bishop's weed — Mock Mock, a. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham. [1913 Webster] That superior greatness and mock majesty. Spectator. [1913 Webster] {Mock bishop s weed} (Bot.), a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mock heroic — Mock Mock, a. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham. [1913 Webster] That superior greatness and mock majesty. Spectator. [1913 Webster] {Mock bishop s weed} (Bot.), a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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