a white, horizontal band passing through the sun, either incomplete or extending around the horizon, produced by the reflection of the sun’s rays from the vertical faces of ice prisms in the atmosphere.
(meteorol) a luminous band at the same altitude as the sun, parallel to the horizon, caused by reflection of the sun’s rays by ice crystals in the atmosphere
A luminous halo visible at the height of the Sun and parallel to the horizon, caused by the Sun’s rays reflecting off atmospheric ice crystals.
[pahr-hee-lee-uh n, -heel-yuh n] /pɑrˈhi li ən, -ˈhil yən/ noun, plural parhelia [pahr-hee-lee-uh, -heel-yuh] /pɑrˈhi li ə, -ˈhil yə/ (Show IPA). Meteorology. 1. a bright circular spot on a solar halo; a mock sun: usually one of two or more such spots seen on opposite sides of the sun, and often accompanied by additional luminous […]
1. a combining form meaning “equal,” used in the formation of compound words: paripinnate. [pah-ree pahs-soo; English pair-ahy pas-oo, pair-ee] /ˈpɑ ri ˈpɑs su; English ˈpɛər aɪ ˈpæs u, ˈpɛər i/ adverb, adjective, Latin. 1. with equal pace or progress; side by side. 2. without partiality; equably; fairly. combining form 1. equal or equally; even […]
[puh-ree-uh; Spanish pah-ree-ah] /pəˈri ə; Spanish pɑˈri ɑ/ noun 1. Gulf of, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between the island of Trinidad and the NE coast of Venezuela.
[puh-rahy-uh] /pəˈraɪ ə/ noun 1. an outcast. 2. any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided. 3. (initial capital letter) a member of a low caste in southern India and Burma. /pəˈraɪə; ˈpærɪə/ noun 1. a social outcast 2. (formerly) a member of a low caste in South India n. 1610s, from Portuguese […]