Definition of Perseid in English:

Perseid

Pronunciation /ˈpəːsɪɪd/

noun

Astronomy
  • Any of an annual shower of meteors which appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus during late July and August, associated with Comet 1862 III.

adjective

Astronomy
  • Of or designating a Perseid, or the shower of Perseids.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Galaxy Magazine. From Perseus + -id, after Italian Perseidi, plural; compare classical Latin Persēid-, Persēis of or belonging to the constellation Perseus, ancient Greek Περσηιδ-, Περσηίς (feminine) sprung from Perseus.