sun dog
noun Date: 1635 1. parhelion 2. a small nearly round halo on the parhelic circle most frequently just outside the halo of 22 degrees

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  • sun|dog — «SUHN DG, DOG», noun. 1. = parhelion. (Cf. ↑parhelion) 2. a small or incomplete rainbow. ╂[origin uncertain] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sun dog — For other uses, see Sun dog (disambiguation). Very bright sundogs in Fargo, North Dakota. Note the halo arcs passing through each sundog …   Wikipedia

  • sun dog — noun 1. : parhelion 2. : a small nearly round halo on the parhelic circle most frequently just outside the halo of 22 degrees called also dog, weather gall * * * (also sundog [ sənˌdôg]) n. another term for parhelion …   Useful english dictionary

  • sun dog — noun Either of two bright spots, caused by the refraction of sunlight through ice crystals, sometimes seen on the parhelic circle. Syn: mock sun, parhelion …   Wiktionary

  • sun dog —    see halo …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • sun dog — noun another term for parhelion …   English new terms dictionary

  • sun-dog — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sun dog (disambiguation) — Sun dog could refer to:* A sun dog is an uncommon type of halo, or an atmospheric optical phenomenon associated with the Sun. * The Sun Dog is a short story by Stephen King. * The Sun Dog Trail is a short story by Jack London. * is a computer… …   Wikipedia

  • Sun — This article is about the star. For other uses, see Sun (disambiguation). The Sun …   Wikipedia

  • sun — n. & v. n. 1 a the star round which the earth orbits and from which it receives light and warmth. b any similar star in the universe with or without planets. 2 the light or warmth received from the sun (pull down the blinds and keep out the sun) …   Useful english dictionary

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