weathergaw
Sundog Sun"dog`, n. (Meteorol.) 1. A luminous spot occasionally seen a few degrees from the sun, supposed to be formed by the intersection of two or more halos, or in a manner similar to that of halos. [1913 Webster]

2. A fragmentary rainbow; a small rainbow near the horizon; -- called also {dog} and {weathergaw}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sundog — Sun dog , n. (Meteorol.) 1. A luminous spot occasionally seen a few degrees from the sun, supposed to be formed by the intersection of two or more halos, or in a manner similar to that of halos. [1913 Webster] 2. A fragmentary rainbow; a small… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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