Hyades: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hī'u-dēz"), [key]
— n. (used with a pl. v.)
- a group of stars comprising a moving cluster in the constellation Taurus, supposed by the ancients to indicate the approach of rain when they rose with the sun.
- a group of nymphs and sisters of the Pleiades who nurtured the infant Dionysus and were placed among the stars as a reward.
- hyades (Thesaurus)