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noun (pl=parhelia, pl2=parhelions)
  1. A bright spot in the sky due to the refraction of the sun's image by ice crystals.
  2. a reflection or image
  • 1962: The short (166 lines) Canto One, with all those amusing birds and parhelia, occupies thirteen cards. " Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
Etymology: parelion, from , from - + á "sun".


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