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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One of the Pleiades.
  • noun A group of seven illustrious persons.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of a close group of small stars in the constellation Taurus, very conspicuous on winter evenings, about twenty-four degrees north of the equator, and coming to the meridian at midnight in the middle of November.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of the Pleiades.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun mythology any one of the Pleiades
  • proper noun a group of 16th century French poets who sought to enrich the French language
  • noun astronomy, demonym a member of the Pleiades cluster

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from Pleiades.]

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