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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. any one of the Pleiades
  • proper n. a group of 16th century French poets who sought to enrich the French language
  • n. a member of the Pleiades cluster

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Pleiades.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.


Back-formation from Pleiades.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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