Pleiad



[plee-uh d, plahy-uh d] /ˈpli əd, ˈplaɪ əd/

noun
1.
any of the Pleiades.
2.
French Pléiade
[pley-yad] /pleɪˈyad/ (Show IPA). a group of seven French poets of the latter half of the 16th century.
3.
(usually lowercase) any group of eminent or brilliant persons or things, especially when seven in number.
/ˈplaɪəd/
noun
1.
a brilliant or talented group, esp one with seven members
/ˈplaɪəd/
noun
1.
one of the Pleiades (stars or daughters of Atlas)

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