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[lahy-ridz] /ˈlaɪ rɪdz/

noun, (used with a plural verb) Astronomy.
a collection of meteors comprising a meteor shower (Lyrid meteor shower) visible April 22 and having its apparent origin in the constellation Lyra.


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